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adaptive vs. maladaptive

[ uh-dap-tiv ]
  1. serving or able to adapt; showing or contributing to adaptation: the adaptive coloring of a chameleon.
[ mal-uh-dap-tiv ]
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by maladaptation or incomplete, inadequate, or faulty adaptation: The maladaptive behavior of isolated children was difficult to change.

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