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euthanasia - mercy killing
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
apiarist - person who keeps bees
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm