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parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
brackish - somewhat saline
bereaved - deprived of (someone beloved through death)
gaudy - flashy; showy
waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment