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slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
unfaltering - steadfast; firm; not changing
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners