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arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
encircle - surround
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude