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profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
advert - refer
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
dignitary - person of high rank or position
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past