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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
::: episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: apiculture - bee-keeping
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: incinerate - burn to ashes
::: leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
::: precursor - forerunner; predecessor
::: volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid