Entry: ambit (n.)
In context: "National Security Agency, absorbed w/ A.T.F. and D.E.A., C.I.A. and O.N.R. and Secret Service into the ambit of the Office of Unspecificed Services."
Definition: A circuit, compass, or circumference.
fig. Extent, compass, sphere, of actions, words, thoughts, etc.
Other: Sometimes the context section is useful. Today isn't one of those times.
SNOOT score: 3
Source: Oxford English Dictionary