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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
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
blunder - error; stupid mistake
emasculate - weaken; castrate
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
conjugal - pertaining to marriage
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating