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ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
annul - make void