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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
agape - openmouthed
ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
retinue - following; attendants
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous