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ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow