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convulsion
(1) a sudden shaking movement of the body that cannot be controlled; (2) upheaval
carp
v. to keep complaining about sb/sth in an annoying way

"She keeps carping at her boss."
"He carps about the condition."
divestiture
the removal or deprivation of sth; sale of property
epicene
adj. both male and female or of neither sex in particular

"epicene beauty"
"an epicene pronoun"
encumbrance
a burden (person or thing)

"I hope I'm not an encumbrance to you."
rote
learning sth just by repeating it

"to learn by rote"
"rote learning"
sullen
(1) gloomy; (2) (sky) dark and unpleasant

"The patient looked pale and sullen."
fallacious
wrong

"It was a fallacious argument."
hone
(1) sharpen; (2) improve

"My language skills were honed to perfection."
pallid
(1) pale, esp. due to illness; (2) (of colors or light) not strong or bright, and unattractive

"a pallid sky"
furtive
sly or sneaky
lateralization
localization (positioning) of a function, such as speech, to the right or left side of the brain
supplant
(v.) replace
dichotomize
(tv., iv.) divide in two
corollary
(of / to sth) a situation/argument/fact that is the natural and direct result of another one
culpable
guilty