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::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
::: euthanasia - mercy killing
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: ample - enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
::: grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
::: subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
::: duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous