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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
::: infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
::: felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
::: peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
::: shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
::: analgesia - condition of being unable to feel pain
::: meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
::: bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility