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lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
clavicle - collarbone
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores