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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock