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homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
bastard - illegitimate child
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden