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mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
apiarist - person who keeps bees
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm