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::: encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
::: cubicle - small chamber used for sleeping or work
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
::: bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
::: concomitant - that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
::: stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
::: alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias