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Today's word is:

spasmodic

|spazˈmädik|

adjective

  • occurring or done in brief, irregular bursts : Spasmodic fighting continued.
  • caused by, subject to, or in the nature of a spasm or spasms : A spasmodic cough.

ORIGIN: late 17th cent.: from modern Latin spasmodicus, from Greek spasmōdēs, from spasma 'pull.'