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parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
distrait - absentminded; distracted
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of