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1

impasse

(n.) a problem or predicament with no obvious resolution
Syn: gridlock; stalemate; standoff

2

wunderkind

(n.) one who excels in a difficult field at an early age
Syn: prodigy

3

acumen

(n.) ability to discern or discriminate; shrewdness
Syn: keenness; sharpness
Ant: ignorance; naivete

4

nanotechnology

(n.) the use of single atoms and molecules to construct microscopic devices

5

notarize

(v.) to certify legally

6

piquant

(adj.) a strong, stimulating taste
Syn: spicy; tangy
Ant: bland

7

malodorous

(adj.) having an offensive odor
Syn: stinking