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paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
stipend - pay for services
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
abscond - depart secretly and hide