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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
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
rampart - defensive mound of earth
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
betroth - become engaged to marry
odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
miscellany - mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation