Day-196 (Sporadic)

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Word:
              Sporadic

Status:
              Adjective

Meaning:
              Occuring occasionally, singly or in irregular or random instances.

Sentences:
1) Sporadic cases of the disease were reported.
2) Sporadic loud voices kept startling everyone in the neighbourhood.

Origin:
      Medieval Latin sporadicus, from Greek sporadikos, from sporadēn hereand there, from sporad-, 
sporasscattred; akin to Greek speirein which means 'to sow'.

First use:
                circa 1698

Synonyms:
                 casual, choppy, catchy, erratic, spotty, unsteady

Antonyms:
                 constant, continuous, periodic.

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