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