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::: opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
::: consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
::: jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
::: rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
::: wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
::: outlook - point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook