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::: uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
::: lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
::: fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
::: artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
::: acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
::: ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
::: stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs