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root, antecedent, ascendent, ascendant, ancestor
n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
ascendent, ascendant
n. position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
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ascendent, dominating, ascendant
adj. most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
ascensive, ascendent, ascendant
adj. tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin
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image, epitome, paradigm, prototype
n. a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
forerunner, precursor
n. a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
matriarch
n. a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
parent
n. an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
predecessor
n. one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
high, eminent
adj. standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
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controlling
adj. able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm"
governing
adj. responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws; "governing bodies"
preponderating, preponderant, predominate, predominant, paramount, overriding
adj. having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
possessive
adj. having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent"
supreme, sovereign
adj. greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal"
superior
adj. (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
acclivitous, uphill, rising
adj. sloping upward
assurgent
adj. growing or extending upward; "an assurgent stem or leaf"
assurgent
adj. rising from the sea; "a seahorse assurgent"
scandent
adj. used especially of plants; having a tendency to climb; "plants of a creeping or scandent nature"
soaring
adj. "a soaring eagle"
upbound
adj. heading in any direction that is conventionally up; "upbound shipping lanes"
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descendent, descendant
n. a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
heir, successor
n. a person who inherits some title or office
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