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dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
osseous - made of bone; bony
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments