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preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
appall - dismay; shock deeply
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?