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symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
regicide - murder of a king or queen
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism