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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
abate - subside or moderate
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather