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::: portly - stout; corpulent
::: homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
::: infantile - childish; infantlike
::: expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
::: tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
::: rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
::: profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ