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::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
::: consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
::: explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
::: malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
::: discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
::: mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome