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subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output