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::: interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
::: meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
::: overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
::: makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
::: apothecary - druggist; pharmacist