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spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
surmount - overcome
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory