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::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
::: kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
::: aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
::: Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
::: quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
::: retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
::: growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)