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physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right