1. Adjective.  Affectionate, showing benevolence.
  2. Adjective.  Favorable.
  3. Adjective.  mild, gentle, forgiving.
  4. Noun.  A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
  5. Noun.  A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.
  6. Noun.  (archaic) One's inherent nature; character, natural disposition.
  7. Noun.  Goods or services used as payment, as e.g. in a barter.
  8. Noun.  Equivalent means used as response to an action.

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