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condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
inane - silly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension