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intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed