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adieu

"farewell!"

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advent

an arrival; a coming into place or view; approach

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apex

the highest point, tip; peak, summit; acme

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assimilate

to absorb fully; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully; digest, blend in

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bogus

false, counterfeit; phony, fake; spurious

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exorbitant

unreasonably high; excessive, extreme; overpriced; inordinate

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interim

the time between; interval, interlude

temporary, coming between two points in time; stopgap

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inundate

to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size; submerge, deluge

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malign

to speak evil of, slander; defame, vilify; bad mouth

evil, wicked

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meander

to wander about, wind about; ramble

a sharp turn or twist

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metropolis

a large city; the chief city of an area; large urban area

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momentous

very important; consequential

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obstreperous

noisy; unruly, disorderly

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pensive

thoughtful; melancholy; dreamy, contemplative

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perilous

dangerous, hazardous; risky

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shoddy

of poor quality; characterised by inferior workmanship; cheap, imitative

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sprightly

lively, full of life; spicy, flavourful; frisky, buoyant

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surly

angry and bad tempered; rude, hostile, gruff; sullen

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tirade

a long, angry speech, usually very critical; diatribe

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vagrant

an idle wanderer, tramp

wandering aimlessly