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compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
distrait - absentminded; distracted
allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
indigent - poor; destitute
entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround
abrogate - abolish