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  •  Parasite, from American Heritage: (7+ / 0-)

    n.1. Biology An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host. 2a. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return. b. One who live off and flatters the rich; a sycophant. 3. A professional dinner guest, especially in ancient Greece. [Latin parasitus, a person who lives by amusing the rich, from Greek parasitos, person who eats at someone else's table, parasite.

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