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apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
leonine - like a lion
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated