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vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
demise - death
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression