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Ascendent

Definition

[n] someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent)
[n] position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
[adj] most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
[adj] tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin

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