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sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
cohesion - tendency to keep together
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
artless - without guile; open and honest
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first