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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
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
illicit - illegal
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
palatial - of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy