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elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
abbreviate - shorten
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)