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apiary
place where bees are kept
aviary
place where birds are kept
badger
tease;annoy;nag
halcyon
calm;peaceful
lionize
treat as highly inportant
menagerie
place where animals are kept and trained; collection of wild animals
molt
shed feathers,skin,hair,etc
ornithology
study of birds
parasite
animal,plant, or person living on others
parasitic
living at the expense of another;sponging
parrot
repear mechanically,like a parrot
scavenger
animal or person removing refuse,decay,etc
antidote
remedy for a poison or evil
astringent
substabce that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood
astringent
1. severe;stern
2. causing contraction
benign
1. not dangerous
2. gentle; kindly
convalesce
recover health after illness; recuperate
convalescent
person recovering from sickness
fester
form pus;rankle;rot;putrefy
hypochondriac
one who is morbidly anxious about personal health, or suffering from imagined illness
immunity
1. resistance (to disease)
2. freedom (from obligation)
immunize
make immune (resistant)
lesion
injury; hurt
malignant
1. threatening to cause death
2. very evil
morbid
1. gruesome
2. having to do with disease
pestilential
1. morally harmful
2. pertaining to a plague
regimen
set of rules, esp. to improve health
salubrious
healthful
sebaceous
greasy; secreting sebum(fatty material)
therapeutic
curative
toxic
poisonous
unguent
salve; ointment
virulent
1. extremely poisonous;deadly
2. very bitter
viral
caused by a virus
virus
1. disease-cause substance
2. corruptive force
acclaim
welcome with approval;applaud loudly
encomium
speech or writing oh high praise
eulogize
praise; extol; laud; glorify
laudable
praiseworthy; commendable
laudatory
expressing praise; eulogistic
plaudit
applause; enthusiastic praise
calumnious
falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous
derogatory
expressing low esteem;belittling; disparaging
imputation
charge, esp. an unjust or false charge; accusation
libel
false and defamatory printed or written statement
toxic
poisonous
unguent
salve; ointment
virulent
1. extremely poisonous;deadly
2. very bitter
viral
caused by a virus
virus
1. disease-cause substance
2. corruptive force
acclaim
welcome with approval;applaud loudly
encomium
speech or writing oh high praise
eulogize
praise; extol; laud; glorify
laudable
praiseworthy; commendable
laudatory
expressing praise; eulogistic
plaudit
applause; enthusiastic praise
calumnious
falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous
derogatory
expressing low esteem;belittling; disparaging
imputation
charge, esp. an unjust or false charge; accusation
libel
false and defamatory printed or written statement
libelous
injurious to reputation
malign
speak evil of; vilify
slander
false spoken statement
stigma
mark of disgrace
stigmatize
brand with a mark of disgrace
banter
playful teasing; joking
caricature
drawing, imitation, or description that exaggerates ridiculously or defects
droll
odd and laughter-provoking
facetious
1. habit of joking
2. said in jest without serious intent
flippant
treating serious matters lightly
harlequin
buffoon; clown
hilarious
boisterously merry; very funny
hilarity
noisy; glee; jollity
ironic/ironical
containing or expressing irony
irony
1. opp. of what is intended
2. state contrary of what would normally be expected
jocose
given to jesting; playfully humorous
levity
lack of proper seriousness
ludicrous
exciting laughter; ridiculous; absurd
parody
humorous imitation
sarcasm
sneering language intended to hurt a person's feelings
sarcastic
given to or expressing sarcasm
sardonic
bitterly sarcastic; mocking, sneering
satire
language or writing exposing follies or abuses by holding them to ridicule
satiric/satirical
given to or expressing satire
travesty
imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous; mockery