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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
aegis - shield; protection; defense
juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
notch - V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
dappled - spotted