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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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    Phallusy

    noun

    To commit a phallusy (sometimes also spelt phallacy, phallucy or phallicy) means to mistake something for a penis when it is, in reality, something completely different. Phallusies are relatively common while stargazing, talking to friends, looking at clouds or visiting restaurants.

    Apparently pronounced same as fallacy and also, apparently confused with !!!!!

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    Gender bender
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_bender


    https://www.quora.com/Is-the-term-gender-bending-offensive

    Is the term gender-bender offensive?



    my comment
    i notice some older people use the term "gender bender" as an insult/slur to define someone as being non compliant to social norms of gender class.
    the expression used in an offensive manner is used to undermine the social value & acceptance of the person, usually a gay lesbian bi or trans person.

    the direct application of the term(old usage) is used to demand gender compliance behaviors and clothing.
     
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    nocebo

    noun

    a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis.

    Opposite of placebo

    noun

    a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect

    "his Aunt Beatrice had been kept alive on sympathy and placebos for thirty years
    a substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs
    a measure designed merely to calm or please someone

    "pacified by the placebos of the previous year, they claimed a moral victory

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