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Apiary
Place where bees are kept
Aviary
Place where birds are kept
Lionize
Treat as highly important
Ornithology
Study of Birds
Parasite
Animal, plant, or person living on others
Astringent
Substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood
Benign
Not dangerous (ant. malignant)

Gentle; kindly
Convalesce
Recover health after illnes; recuperate
Hypochondriac
One who is morbidly anxious about personal health, or suffering from imagined illness
Immunize
Make immune (resistant to a disease)
Lesion
Injury; hurt
Malignant
Threatening to cause death (ant. benign)

Very evil
Pestilential
Morally harmful

Pertaining to a pestilence (plague)
Sebaceous
Greasy; secreting sebum (fatty matter secreted by the glands of the skin)
Viral
Used by a virus
Acclaim
Welcome with approval; applaud loudly
Encomium
Speech or writing of high praise; tribute; eulogy
Eulogize
Praise; extol; laud; glorify (ant. vilify)
Laudatory
Expressing praise, eulogistic
Plaudit
(used mainly in the plural) applause; enthusiastic praise
Derogatory
Expressing low esteem; belittling; disparaging (ant. complimentary)
Libel
False and defamatory printed (or written) statement
Malign
Speak evil of; vilify; traduce
Stigma
Mark of disgrace
Banter
Playful teasing; joking; raillery
Harlequin
Buffoon; clown
Hilarity
Noisy gaiety; mirth; jollity; glee
Ironic or Ironical
Containing or expressing irony
Sarcasm
Sneering language intended to hurt a person's feelings
Satire
Language or writing that exposes follies or abuses by holding them up to ridicule
Travesty
Imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous; mockery