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sporadic
(adj)
spǝ-RAD-ic
Meaning

occurring irregularly

1st Sample Sentence

The weather report says it will be cloudy all weekend, with perhaps a few sporadic showers.

Root

spora (a seed, a sowing, seed-time) (Greek)

Synonyms

erratic, fitful, intermittent, sporadic

Antonyms

incessant

Mnemonics

sporadic== opposite of periodic, we know periodic things occur regularly. sporadic. spora (spores). spores are cells which grow irregulary, like a media plate when exposed to fungi spores, next day you will see a irregular growth. Take the first half of the word, i. e SPOR which sounds like pores. Pimples which OCCUR IRREGULARLY create pores in the skin.

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