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::: ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
::: pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
::: secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
::: evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
::: lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
::: undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
::: decoy - lure or bait; V.
::: implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube