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genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
ameliorate - improve
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp