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::: matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
::: strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
::: haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
::: palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
::: insightful - discerning; perceptive
::: gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
::: detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
::: constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
::: rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
::: lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder