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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: ??E?A?ES

acetates

acetates
A fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate
A salt or ester of acetic acid
Transparent film

averages

averages
Compute the average of
Achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"
An intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual; "he is about average in height"; "the snowfall this month is below average"
Amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
A statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"
(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

brewages

brewages
Drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling

chelates

chelates
Form a chelate, in chemistry
A heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions

cremates

cremates
Reduce to ashes; "Cremate a corpse"

elevates

elevates
Raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
Raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

hoecakes

hoecakes
Thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (southern)

iterates

iterates
Run or be performed again; "the function iterates"
To say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"

operates

operates
Perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
Happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
Perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
Handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
Keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

overages

overages
A surplus or excess of money or merchandise that is actually on hand and that exceeds expectations

overawes

overawes
Subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

peerages

peerages
The peers of a kingdom considered as a group

pleiades

pleiades
(n. pl.) The seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione, fabled to have been made by Jupiter a constellation in the sky.
(n. pl.) A group of small stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus.

predates

predates
Establish something as being earlier relative to something else
Prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs"
Come before; "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"
Be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

prefaces

prefaces
A short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
Furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

prelates

prelates
A senior clergyman and dignitary

prepares

prepares
Educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
Create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
Arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
Prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

presages

presages
A foreboding about what is about to happen
Indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
A sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

thegapes

the gapes
A fit of yawning.
A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (Syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See Gapeworm.