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::: compensatory - making up for; repaying
::: brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: flotsam - drifting wreckage
::: scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
::: languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
::: choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
::: surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
::: rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
::: lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation