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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
provisional - tentative; temporary
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
humane - marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower