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subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
coalition - partnership; league; union of separate political parties
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender