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ascendant

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noun
  • governing or controlling influence; domination [Taisha]
  • a position of dominance or controlling influence: possession of power, superiority, or preeminence: With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position. [Webster]
adjective
  • ascending; rising [Webster]

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