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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
duration - length of time something lasts
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate