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sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
chasm - abyss; very deep crack
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism