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The point farthest from the center of a celestial body reached by an object orbiting it; the farthest or highest point
An opening or open space (hole); the opening in a lens that admits light; the diameter of this opening
A Jewish or early Christian symbolic writing about a final flood destroying the powers of evil and ushering in the kingdom of God; a prophetic revelation
The loss of one or more sounds or letters from the end of a word ("sing" from the Old English word "singan")
The leaving of a thought incomplete, usually by a sudden breaking off; to be fully silent
Stroke (a rupture or obstruction of artery of brain causing loss of voluntary movement, etc.)
A mark ' used to show the omission of letters or numbers, the plural of letters or figures ('78, 9's, t's); the rhetorical addressing of an absent person as if present or an abstract idea or inanimate object as if capable of understanding
One sent on a mission; an ardent supporter; the first who initiates great moral reform or avocates an important belief or system
A formal justification; excuse; an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret
A small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, especially a classical column to its base; a similar curve joining the shaft of a column to its capital
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