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rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
sinister - evil; ominous
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
invective - abuse
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities