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scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
endue - provide with some quality; endow
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
memorialize - commemorate