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::: polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
::: poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
::: seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
::: tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
::: cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
::: hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream