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elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos