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brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
amorous - moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
addiction - compulsive habitual need