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::: maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
::: ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic