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apiary
noun
places where bees are kept
aviary
noun
place where birds are kept
badger
verb
tease; annoy; nag
halcyon
adj
calm; peaceful
lionize
verb
treat as highly important
menagerie
noun
place where animals are kept and trained; collection of wild animals
molt
verb
shed feathers, skin, hair
ornithology
noun
study of birds
parasite
noun
animal, plant, or person living off others; freeloader
parasitic
adjective
living at the expense of another; sponging
parrot
verb
repeat mechanically
scavenger
noun
animal or person removing refuse, decay
antidote
noun
remedy for a poison or evil
astringent
noun
substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood
astringent
adj
1. severe; stern
2. causing contraction
benign
adj
1. not dangerous
2. gentle; kindly
convalesce
verb
recover health after illness; recuperate
convalescent
noun
person recovering from sickness
fester
verb
form pus; rankle; rot; putreyfy
hypochondriac
noun
person who is morbidly anxious about perosnal health, or suffering from imagined illness
immunity
noun
1. resistance to a disease
2. freedom from an obligation
immunize
verb
make immune, resistant from a disease
lesion
noun
injury; hurt
malignant
adj
1. threatening to cause death
2. very evil
morbid
adj
1. gruesome
2. having to do with disease
pestilential
adj.
1. morally harmful
2. pertaining to a pestillence (plague)
regimen
noun
set of rules, especially to improve health
salubrious
adj
healthful
sebaceous
adj
greasy; secreting fatty matter
therapeutic
adj
curative
toxic
adj
poisonous
unguent
noun
salve; ointment
viral
adj
caused by a virus
virulent
adj
1. extreemly poisonous
2. very bitter
virus
noun
1. disease causing substance too small to be seen through a microscope
2. corruptive force
acclaim
verb
welcome with approval; applad loudly
encomium
noun
speech or writing of high praise; tribute; eulogy; panegyric
eulogize
verb
praise; extol; laud; glorify
kudos
noun
fame or praise due to achievement
laudable
adj
praiseworthy; commendable
laudatory
adj
expressing praise; elogistic
plaudit
noun
applause, enthusiastic praise, acclaim
calumnious
adjective
falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; sladerous
derogatory
adj
expressing low esteem; belittling
imputation
noun
charge, especially an unjust or false charge; insinuation; accusation
libel
noun
false and defamatory printed statement
libelous
adj
injurious to reputation; defamatory; calumnious
malign
verb
speak evil of; vilify; traduce
slander
noun
false and defamatory spoken statement
stigma
noun
mark of disgrace
stigmatize
verb
brand with a mark of disgrace
banter
noun
playful teasing; joking; raillery
caricature
noun
drawingm imitation, or description that ridiculously exaggerates peculiarities or defects
droll
adj
odd and laughter-provoking
facetious
adj
1. in the habit of joking
2. said in jest without serious intent
flippant
adj
treating serious matters lightly
harlequin
noun
buffoon; clown
hilarious
adj
boisterously merry; very funny
hilarity
noun
noisy gaiety; mirth; jollity; glee
ironic
adj
containing or expressing irony
irony
noun
1. species of humor whos intended meaning is the opposite of the words used
2. state of affairs contrary to what would normally be expected
jacose
adj
given to jesting; playfully humorous; jocular
levity
noun
lack of proper seriousness; trifling gaiety; frivolity
ludicrous
adj
exciting laughter; ridiculous; farcical; absurd
parody
noun
humorous imitation
sarcasm
noun
sneering and often ironic language intended to hurt a person's feelings
sarcastic
adj
given to or expressing sarcasm
sardonic
adj
bitterly sarcastic; mocking; sneering
satire
noun
language or writing that exposes follies or abuses by holding them up to ridicule
satiric
adj
given to or expressing satire
travesty
noun
imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous; mockery
alacrity
noun
cheerful willingness; readiness; liveliness
aversion
noun
strong dislike; repugnance; antipathy
involuntary
adj
not done of one's own free will; automatic; unintentional; spontaneous
loath
adj
unwilling; adverse; disinclined; reluctant
loathe
verb
have intense aversion to; detest
volition
noun
will
accllivity
noun
upward slope
acme
noun
highest point; pinnacle; summit
apogee
noun
1. farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body
2. highest point; culmination
climatic
adj
arranged in order of increasing force and interest
consummate
adj
perfect; superb; carried to the highest degree
eminence
noun
high rank
eminent
adj
standing out; notable; famous
etheral
adj
of the heavens; celestial; airy; delicate intangible
exalt
verb
1. lift up with joy, pride, etc.
2. raise in rank, dignity
precipice
very steep or overhanging place; cliff
precipitous
adj
1. steep as a precipice
2. hasty, rash
preeminent
adj
standing out or above others; superior
sublimate
1. redirect the energy of a person's bad impulses into socially and morally higher channels
2. purify; refine
sublime
adj
elevated; noble; exalted; uplifting
vertex
noun
farthest point opposite the base as in a triangle or pyramid
zenith
noun
1. highest point; culmination peak
2. point in the heavens directly overhead
abject
adj
deserving contempt; sunk to a low condition; wretched
abysmal
adj.
deep, profound; immeasurably great
abyss
noun
botomless depth; immesurably great space
anticlimax
noun
abrupt decline from the dignified or important to teh trivial or ludicrous comedown; bathos
chasm
noun
deep breach; wide gap or rift
declivity
noun
downward slope
dregs
noun
most worthless part; sediment of the bottom of the liquid
earthy
adj
down-to-earth; realistic; coarse; low
humble
adj
1. of low position or condition
2. not proud; unpretentious; modest
humiliate
verb
lower the pride, position, or dignity of, abase, degrade, mortify
humility
noun
freedom from pride; humblenes; lowliness; modesty
menial
adj
low; mean; subservient; servile
nadir
noun
lowerst point
plumb
verb
get to the bottom of; ascertain the depth of
profound
adj
very deep; deeply felt; intellectually deep
ravine
noun
deep narrow gorge worn by running water
consanguinuity
noun
blood relationship
filial
adj
of or like a son or daughter
fraternal
adj
of or like a brother
genealogy
noun
a person's of family's descent; lineage; pedigree
gentility
noun
1. good manners
2.gentry; upper class
kith and kin
noun
friends and relatives; kindred
maternal
adj
of or like a mother
nepotism
noun
favoritism to relatives by those in power
paternal
adj
of or like a father
progenitor
noun
forefather
progeny
noun
offspring; children; descendants
sibling
noun
one of two or more children of a family
aroma
noun
pleasant odor; bouquet
aromatic
adj
sweet-schented fragrant
fragrant
adj
1. stale smelling; musty; moldy
2. old-fashioned
incense
noun
substance yielding a pleasent odor when burned
malodorous
adj
ill smelling stinking unpleasently odorous
noisome
adj
1. offensive to smell; disgusting
2. harmful; noxious
olfactory
adj
pertaining to the sense of smell
pungent
adj
sharp in smell or taste; biting stimulating
putrid
adj
1. stinking from decay
2.extremely bad; corrupt
rancid
adj
unpleasent to smell or taste from being spoiled or stale
rank
adj
1. having a strong, bad odor or taste; offensively gross or course
2. extreme
reek
verb
emit a strong disagreeable smell; be permeated with
scent
noun
smell; perfume
scent
verb
get a suspicion of
unsavory
adj
1. unpleasent to taste or smell
2.morally offensive