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subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
trident - three-pronged spear
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate