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homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
dappled - spotted
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack