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marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
refraction - bending of a ray of light
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses