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dyspeptic (dis-PEP-tik) adjective

1. Relating to or having dyspepsia.

2. Of or displaying a morose disposition.

dyspeptic noun

A person who is affected by dyspepsia.

"Though U.S. unemployment edged up to 5.7% in January, it is still below the 6% rate that many, including dyspeptic bondtraders, consider compatible with stable inflation." Louis S. Richman, et al., Global Growth is on a Tear, Fortune, 20 Mar 1995.

Albert Camus, a French writer and philosopher, once said, "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." Can you recognize such souls around you? This week's words will assist you in describing them. -Anu


The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. -Thomas Paine

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