Elision is when a letter completely vanishes from a word. In Greek, an elision is marked by an apostrophe.

Quiesce, Elide, and Assimilate
Went out for a stroll about half past eight.
Quiesce was seen, but never heard.
Elide disappeared without a word.
Whatever happened to assimilate?
A footprint dagesh points to his fate.

cf. assimilate, quiesce.

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