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sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
vulpine - like a fox; crafty