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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art