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spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
abut - border upon; adjoin
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
abscission - cutting off; separation
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
cessation - stoppage
fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral