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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
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
muddle - confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
feign - pretend
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds