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aseptic
free of germs
biota
combined flora and fauna of a region
dichotomy
division into two contradictory parts or opinion
hypertrophy
a nontumorous enlargement of an organ or a tissue as result of an increase in size (rather than number) of cells
exocrine
secreting externally
apogee
farthest or highest point
perigee
closest point
anthropomorphic
an inanimate object given human motivation, characteristics, or behavior
astringent
(noun); sharp and penetrating; constricts tissues (medicine)
stringent
(adj); severe; contstricted
stricture
restraint or restriction
vivisection
cutting into or injuring living animals, esp. for research
fractious
unruly, peevish
omnifarious
of all varieties
genuflect
kneel
pertinacious
tenacious
retinue
followers of high-ranking person
tenure
hold
admonish
warn
countermand
reverse
remand
send back (as in to prison)
credence
trustworthiness
diffident
timid
fiduciary
trustee
perfidious
breaching trust
gratis
without charge
ingratiate
to bring yourself into the favor of another, esp. by effort
moribund
about to die
ductile
easily molded or shaped
traduce
to humiliate or disgrace someone by spreading rumors