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    subsistence

    subsistence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subsistence

    Definition
    (noun) minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
    Example Sentence
    • social security provided only a bare subsistence
    Definition
    (noun) a means of surviving
    Example Sentence
    • farming is a hard means of subsistence
    Definition
    (noun) the state of existing in reality; having substance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for subsistence

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In those days of recession I needed ASSISTANCE(financial help) As my salary provided a mere SUBSISTENCE(sufficient for EXISTENCE)

ASSISTANCE for EXISTENCE

SUB[all]+sis[sisters]+tence[exist]=my all sisters EXIST and SUPPORT me

sub means under and sistence means assistance gives "under assistance of something".

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