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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
plenitude - abundance; plenty; great amount; completeness; fullness; CF. plenary, plenty
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)