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ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
symmetry - arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
demented - insane