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draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death