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::: xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
::: natation - swimming
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
::: weary - tired after long work; V.
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
::: sprightly - lively
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery