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homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
unfeigned - genuine; real
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
decoy - lure or bait; V.
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent