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parasitic
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit

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a person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • Years of withdrawal were brushed aside and left behind, as hanging ropes of parasitic moss.
    p. 172.7

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