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chronic - long established as a disease
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass