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::: permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
::: halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
::: mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
::: saline - salty
::: serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
::: prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
::: retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect