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::: lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
::: academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
::: effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant