Which Gemstones take their name from the Ancient Greek for "Unbreakable"?//A lady's best friend
Jackson is the capital of which US state?// s - 4 // i - 4 // p - 2 // m - 1
What was the nickname of trumpeter John Birks Gillespie? // Feeling light-headed or faint
Which battle was fought in present-day Belgium on 18 June 1815? // A place inside Liverpool
The Greek Titan Prometheus stole what from the Greek Gods and gave it to mortals? // There's no smoke, without...
What relation was Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud to artist Lucien Freud? // What relation is Peter Ball to Jade Nesta?
What is the real surname of the action actor Vin Diesel? // The first name of a famous artist whom cut his own ear off
What is the first name of the wife of US President Barack Obama? // A similar female version of the name "Michael"
What is the first name of the (Liverpool) striker Torres? Like another answer before, a well-known ABBA song
What is useful when you're in trouble? // S.O.S.
What runs down your face once you've peeled an onion? // A sign someone is upset
The "A" in A-bomb // (UK Girl Group) __________ Kitten
Creating a make-believe scenario in one's mind // Thinking about possibilities...
Opposite to a man // Female adult
The state of being known by many people // A well-known TV series, film and musical
To chill out / be peaceful // To rest
Bonjour // A popular way of greeting someone in English
The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants // To not be imprisoned or restricted
Not wanting to leave // Remain in the same place
A series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep // A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.
The name of a famous film about a pig // A commonly used nickname for in-loves

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