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gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
replica - copy
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
lineage - descent; ancestry
doggerel - poor verse
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata