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1

Flux

A flowing or flow

2

Patch

Sector.
Area.

3

Cipher

Zero.

Nonentity.
Person of no influence.

4

Codify

To arrange in a systematic arrangement.

5

Collate

To gather and arrange.

6

Cull

To collect.
Gather.

7

Compile

To gather together

8

Countenance

noun.
(koun-tn-uns)
Facial expression or facial expression.
"He wore a sad countenance".

verb.
To permit or tolerate.
"You should not have countenanced his rudeness".

9

Way-station

A station intermediate between principal stations.

10

Flush

Full.
Overflowing.

11

Accretion

Build-up.
Growth.

12

Complicit

involved in an illegal activity.

13

Profligate

Immoral and excessive.

14

Dissipated

Shamelessly devoted to pleasure

15

Dissolute

Indifferent to moral restraints.
Improper and immoral.

16

Licentious

Sexually unrestrained.
Lewd.

17

Libertine

A person who is sexually or morally unrestrained.

18

Pious

Having or showing reverence for god or religion.

19

Misnomer

A misapplied or inappropriate name or designation.

20

Sapient

Intelligent.
Enlightened.

21

Auto

A combining form meaning "self", "same".
Example: autograph, auto coup

22

Standardize

To bring to or make of an established standard size, weight, quality, strength, or the like.
Example: to standardize manufactured parts.

23

Discrete

Apart or detached from others.
Separate.

24

Celestial

Pertaining to the sky or universe

25

Homogenous

Composed of parts which are all alike.
(opposite of heterogeneous)

26

Heterogeneous

Composed of parts which are dissimilar.
(opposite of homogeneous)

27

Autotroph

(aw-tuh-trawff)
An organism that creates its own food without depending on other organisms.

Example: plants using photosynthesis

28

Heterotroph

(het-er-uh-trawff)
(aka "consumer")
An organism in a food chain that is dependent on producers to obtain nutrients.

29

Detritivore

(di-try-ti-vore)
An organism that uses organic waste as a food source.
- certain insects

30

Trophic

(traw-fik)
Of or relating to nutrition.