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preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
throes - violent anguish
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
rampart - defensive mound of earth