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subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
blithe - (blithesome) gay; joyous
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
drama - prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented