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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
humid - damp; N. humidity
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
ample - enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse