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hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader
splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee