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::: matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: craven - cowardly
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
::: pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
::: enact - make (a bill) into law
::: legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor