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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
engross - occupy fully; absorb
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.