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sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument