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subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
insurrection - rebellion; uprising
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife