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::: paramour - illicit lover
::: explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
::: sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
::: unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities
::: exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
::: wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
::: incident - event; event that causes a crisis
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: cadaver - corpse; dead human body