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sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
belittle - disparage; depreciate
impecunious - without money
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs