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    hedging (?[or is that 'investing'])
     
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    hedge

    verb

    gerund or present participle: hedging

    surround or bound with a hedge

    "a garden hedged with yews"

    limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.

    "experts usually hedge their predictions, just in case"

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    phreatic

    adjective GEOLOGY

    relating to or denoting underground water in the zone of saturation (beneath the water table).

    (of a volcanic eruption) caused by the heating and expansion of groundwater.

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    kismet - destiny or fate

    I believe this word has Jewish roots - the Yiddish term for something that is ''meant to be.'' But in Islam, it refers to the will of God.
     
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    cytoplasmatories

    crytpo currency for ghosts

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    cytoplasmatories

    Google cannot find so guess made up but that's fine

    But I contend it's sounds more like a relief medication for a blocked ghost fundimental

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    -plegia

    Suffix meaning paralysis or a stroke.

    As in cardioplegia (paralysis of the heart),

    hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body),

    paraplegia (paralysis of the legs), and

    quadriplegia (paralysis of all four extremities).

    From the Greek plege meaning a blow or stroke.

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    grift

    INFORMAL NORTH AMERICAN

    verb

    gerund or present participle - grifting

    engage in petty or small-scale swindling.

    "how long have you been grifting?"

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