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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
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
beatific - giving or showing bliss; blissful
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
enunciate - announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition