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::: sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
::: 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
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
::: servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
::: licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
::: homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
::: console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: 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