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hoary - white with age
illicit - illegal
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting