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Write an efficient function that checks whether any permutation of an input string is a palindrome.

You can assume the input string only contains lowercase letters.


  • "civic" should return true
  • "ivicc" should return true
  • "civil" should return false
  • "livci" should return false

"But 'ivicc' isn't a palindrome!"

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