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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
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
osseous - made of bone; bony
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
defalcate - embezzle