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altruistic

unselfish

amorous

full of love

antithesis

exact opposite

bulwark

protection

cache

secret hiding place

coterie

small exclusive group

cupidity

greed

cursory

not thorough, hasty

embellish

adorn

frugal

thrifty

gregarious

enjoying the company of others

habitat

natural environment

indigenous

native

interloper

an unauthorized person

progeny

descendants

prolific

fertile

saturate

fill up completely

sedentary

largely inactive

temerity

foolish boldness

virtuosity

great technical skill

"in a bee line"

take the straightest, shortest route

"the word, the flesh, and the devil"

temptations that cause man to sin

"make bricks without straw"

to attempt to do something without having the necessary materials

"have the upper hand"

to gain control

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