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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
botch - mismanage; blow
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference