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licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry