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apiary
place where bees are kep
aviary
place where birds are kept
badger
tease annoy nag
halcyon
calm peaceful
lionize
treat as highly important
menagerie
place where animals are kept and trained
molt
to shed feathers skin and hair
ornithology
study of birds
parasite
animal plant or person living on others
parasitic
living at the expense of another
parrot
repeat mechanically
scavenger
animal or person removing refuse, decay
antidote
remedy for a poison or evil
astringent
substance that shrinks tissues and checks the flow of blood
benign
not dangerous
convalesce
recover health after illness
convalescent
person recovering from sickness
fester
from pus, rot
hypochondriac
one who is morbidly anxious about personal health
immunity
resistance to a disease
immunize
make immune
lesion
injury hurt
mallignant
threatening to cause death, very evil
morbid
gruesome having to do with disease
pestilential
morally harmful, pertaining to the plague
regimen
set of rules
salubrious
healthful
sebaceous
greasy, secreating sebum
therapeutic
curative
toxic
poisonous
unguent
salve ointment
viral
cause by a virus
virulent
extremely poisonous deadly veneous, very bitter
virus
disease causing substance too small to be seen through a microscope, corruptive force
acclaim
welcome with approval
encomium
speech or writing of high praise
eulogize
praise, glorify
kudos
fame or praise due to acheivment
laudable
praiseworthy
laudatory
expressing praise
plaudit
applause, enthusiastic praise
calumnious
falsely and maliciously accusing
derogatory
expressing low esteem, belittling
imputation
charge an unjust or false charge
libel
false and defamatory printed statement
libelous
injurious to reputation
malign
speak evil of
slander
false spoken statement
stigma
mark of disgrace
stigmatize
brand with a mark of disgrace
banter
playful teasing
caricature
drawing imitation that ridiculously exaggerates peculiarities
droll
odd and laughter provoking
facetious
in the habit of joking, said in jest
flippant
treating serious matters lightly
harlequin
buffoon
hilarious
very funny
hilarity
noisy gaiety
ironic
containing irony
irony
species of humor whose intended meaning is the opposite of the words used
jocose
given to jesting
levity
lack or proper seriousness
ludicrous
exciting laughter, ridiculous
parody
humorous imitation
sarcasm
sneering and often ironic language intended to hurt a person's feelings
sarcastic
given to expressing sarcasm
sardonic
bitterly sarcastic
satire
language or writing that exposes follies or abuses by holding them up to ridicule
satirical
given to expressing satire
travesty
imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous