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parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
healthful - conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.