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sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption