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homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
dispirited - lacking in spirit
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.