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elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
hermitage - home of a hermit