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elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
ample - enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
wizardry - sorcery; magic
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant