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hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
notch - V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority