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::: primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
::: subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
::: skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
::: limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.
::: herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
::: anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia