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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
::: pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
::: prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
::: paramour - illicit lover
::: distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
::: crinkle - wrinkle
::: chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry