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subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
approbation - approval
pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence