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galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
appellation - name; title
patrimony - property inherited from a father
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
centripetal - tending toward the center
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
sluggard - lazy person