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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 important
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 persons living on others
Parasitic
living at the expense of another; sponging
Parrot
repeat mechanically, life a parrot (tropical bird that imitates human speech)
Scavenger
Animal or person removing refuse, decay, etc.
Antidote
remedy for a poison or evil
Astringent
substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood
Astringent
Severe; stern

causing contraction
Benign
not dangerous
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
resistance to a disease
Immunize
Make immune (resistant to a disease)
Lesion
injury, hurt
Malignant
Threatening to cause death
Morbid
gruesome
Pestilential
Morally harmful
Regimen
set of rules, esp. to improve health
Salubrious
healthful
Sebaceous
greasy; secreting sebum (fatty matter secreted by the glands of the skin)
Therapeutic
curative
Toxic
poisonous
unguent
salve; ointment
virulent
Extremely poisonous; deadly; venomous
Viral
caused by a virus
virus
disease- causing substance too small to be seen through a microscope
Acclaim
welcome with approval, applaud, loudly
Encomium
speech or writing of high praise; tribute; eulogy
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; insinuation accusation
Libel
False and defamatory printed (or written) statement
Libelous
injurious to reputation; defamatory; calumnious
Malign
speak evil of; vilify; traduce
Slander
false and defamatory spoken statement
Stigma
mark of disgrace
Stigmatize
brand with a mark of disgrace
banter
playful teasing joking raillery
Caricature
drawing imitation or description that ridiculously
Droll
odd and laughter provoking
Facetious
in the habit of joking
Flippant
treating serious matters lightly
Harlequin
buffoon; clown
Hilarious
boisterously merry; very funny
Hilarity
noisy gaiety, mirth jollity glee
ironic
containing or expressing irony
irony
species of humor whose intended meaning is the opposite of the words used
Jocose
given to jesting; playfully humorous; jocular
Levity
lack or proper seriousness; trifling gaiety; frivolity
Ludicrous
exciting laughter; ridiculous; farcical; 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 that exposes follies or abuses by holding them up to ridicule
Satiric
given to or expressing satire
Travesty
imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous; mockery