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homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
inception - start; beginning
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole