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matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
allay - calm; pacify
leonine - like a lion
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
wrinkle - small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.