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unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp