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amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
remonstrate - protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest