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sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
braggart - boaster; bragger
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish