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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something