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::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
::: cohere - stick together
::: avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
::: rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
::: dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
::: finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
::: maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
::: environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)