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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
skinflint - miser; stingy person
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank