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similarity in appearance or external or superficial details, likeness

resemblance

2

something that helps to solve a problem or unravel a mystery

clue

3

a number of people or things following one another in order

succession

4

an event or happening: "a strange affair"

affair

5

anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown, phenomenon: "the mysteries of nature"

mystery

6

wet, soft earth, as on the banks of a river

mud

7

nearness in place, time, relation, etc.

proximity

8

an effect of one person or thing on another

influence

9

a celebration, entertainment, gift, or given for or to someone and paid for by another

treat

10

great fear; horror

dread

11

a person who observes without taking part

onlooker

12

great surprise or amazement

astonishment

13

a situation in which one force neutralizes or counterbalances the other

standoff

14

a maneuver or stratagem to gain the advantage; trick; gambit

ploy

15

a ritual killing of a person or animal

sacrifice

16

having knowledge of

awareness

17

a sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group

 

Love of freedom runs deep in the national consciousness.

consciousness

18

an animal hunted or captured by another for food

prey

19

the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning

cognition

20

a field, study, or sphere

 

the realm of science

realm