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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
resonant - (of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief