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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
upshot - outcome; final result
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy