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penitent - repentant; N.
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
regale - entertain
consternation - great shock; dismay
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity