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ad infinitum

endlessly, incessantly

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apportion

to divide and give out in shares; distribute

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bona fide

genuine; sincere

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buoyant

able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful

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clique

a small, exclusive group of people; inner circle

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concede

to admit as true; to yield, submit

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congenial

getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant

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lofty

very high; noble; elevated, exalted, grand

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migration

a movement from one country or region to another; population shift, mass movement

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perceive

to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally, understand

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perverse

inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned away from what is good and proper; contrary, mulish

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prelude

an introduction; that which comes before or leads off; preface

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rancid

stale, spoiled; fetid, rotten, putrid

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rustic

country-like; simple, plain; awkward, unsophisticated

one who lives in the country

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sever

to separate, divide into parts

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sordid

wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish

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untenable

not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain, insupportable

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versatile

able to do many things well; capable of many uses; adaptable

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vindicate

to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify, exonerate

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wane

to lose size, strength, or power