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elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
declivity - downward slope
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people