1. cost of living average cost of basic necessities of life
  2. stifling characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
  3. self-loving characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
  4. fast-flying moving swiftly
  5. cost-of-living index an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
  6. cost-of-living allowance an allowance for changes in the consumer price index
  7. cost-of-living benefit a benefit that goes to anyone whose money receipts increase automatically as prices rise
  8. cost-efficient productive relative to the cost
  9. striving an effortful attempt to attain a goal
  10. dissolving the process of going into solution
  11. acid-loving thriving in a relatively acidic environment
  12. cost cutting the act of cutting costs
  13. cliff diving diving into the water from a steep overhanging cliff
  14. resolving analysis into clear-cut components
  15. clean-living morally pure
  16. self-giving willing to deprive yourself
  17. cost accounting keeping account of the costs of items in production
  18. lactoflavin a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
  19. tree-living inhabiting or frequenting trees
  20. crestfallen brought low in spirit