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Desultory

Desultory – marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose. Roman circus-riders who used to leap from one horse to another were called desultores; hence used figuratively in Latin to mean an inconstant person, or one who went from one thing to another; and desultory thus means ‘after the manner of a desultor’ (Lat: desilio, leap down,alight)