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preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
emanate - issue forth; come out
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
adjoin - be next to
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use