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amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
cleft - N: split
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk