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sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay