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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
decoy - lure or bait; V.
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable