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hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
rescind - repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch