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  1. 1. Causing great wonder; extraordinary: ‘these…. technological toys are fun to play with’
  2. 3. showing a willingness to take risks, confident and courageous ( verb)
  3. 5. A bed consisting of a base and mattress but no footboard or headboard.
  4. 6. Concise and exact use of words in writing or speech
  5. 7. A substance used as a preparatory coat on wood, metal, or canvas, especially to prevent the absorption of subsequent layers of paint or the development of rust
  6. 8. A broker who buys and sells securities on a stock exchange on behalf of clients.
  7. 9. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behaviour
  8. 10. Tiredness or inactivity, especially when pleasurable
  9. 11. Relating to the assistance of those in need: he has spent £50,000 on ……. Causes’
  10. 13. A small European tree which has hanging clusters of yellow flowers followed by slender pods containing poisonous seeds. The hard timber is sometimes used as an ebony substitute.
  11. 15. A Eurasian shrub or small tree of the olive family, which has fragrant violet, pink, or white blossom and is a popular garden ornamental.
  12. 16. The action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong, repentance
  1. 1. The quality or state of being mediocre
  2. 2. An officer in the British army below the rank of captain, especially a second lieutenant.
  3. 4. Behaviour that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability
  4. 7. the filtration plant is able to ….. 70 tons of water a day
  5. 8. A horse race run on a racecourse having ditches and hedges as jumps
  6. 9. The driver of a horse-drawn hackney carriage.
  7. 12. Eager or quick to argue or fight, aggressively defiant
  8. 14. A small finch-like Old World bird related to the weaver birds, typically with brown and grey plumage.