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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
glamor - compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
emasculate - weaken; castrate
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
sentimental - swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments