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    #1

    dissolute/ jovial

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    ..and the young painters, when they came to take their gin-and-water with their lazy, dissolute, clever, jovial senior, used regularly to ask Rebecca if Miss Pinkerton was at home..

    dissolute = wanton = licentious

    jovial = jocund = cheerful

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Re: dissolute/ jovial

    Yes - that's fine.

    Rover

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