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annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
adjoin - be next to
slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless