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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
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
progenitor - ancestor
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
languish - lose animation or strength
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable