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patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
berate - scold strongly
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)