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analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind