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GRE Word List

ASCENDANCY

controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant

The meaning of the word ascendancy is controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant.

Random words

WordMeaning
encompasssurround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
slewlarge quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
impugndispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
engagedemployed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
doltslow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
skulkmove furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
fatuoussmugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
culvertartificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
contestdispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
progenitorancestor