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declivity - downward slope
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
underlying - lying below; fundamental
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder