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matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population