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::: poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
::: homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
::: slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
::: lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
::: hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation