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carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
vying - contending; CF. vie
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
antecede - precede
insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)