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::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
::: mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
::: coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
::: polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
::: guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
::: imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
::: stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
::: gullible - easily deceived
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn