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spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
plumage - feathers of a bird;
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
comprehensive - broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive