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sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance