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dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
mingle - mix together in close association
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity