A figure by which, in pretending to pass over anything, a summary mention of it is made; as, “I will not say, he is valiant, he is learned, he is just.” Also called paraleipsis.

A convicted criminal’s tendency or lability to backslide or relapse.

Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry.

The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.

Old age.

The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle. Also: An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing.

One who renounces the world and secludes himself, usually for religious reasons; a hermit; a recluse.

The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore.

A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.

A drug addict.

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