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venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
consort - associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
exult - rejoice
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence