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Word: matriarch

Definition: woman who rules a family or larger social group


Sentences Containing 'matriarch'

"Ruaha" was the matriarch of Basel's elephant group and was one of the five original African elephants that came to Basel into the new elephant house.
"Ruaha" was the oldest known African elephant at her time and the matriarch of Basel's elephant herd. She came to Basel on November 1, 1952 and was, while living, nine years older than North Americas oldest African elephant "Dori" at Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, Utah.
After Zhang's death, Madame Sun Suzhen (孫素真) succeeded him as matriarch of I-Kuan Tao.
At the beginning of the film, Doña Genoveva (Lucy Gallardo), the matriarch of the family, decides to buy a car but doesn't know how to drive.
Beth Logan is the matriarch of the Logan family, and was a series regular when it began.
Bridges was the matriarch of an acting family, which included her late husband, Lloyd Bridges, and her sons, Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges.
Following the deaths of Gyōkaku Kumoi and Shūsuke Amagai, Rurichiyo Kasumiōji assumed the role as the matriarch of the Kasumiōji Clan and stabilized the volatile situation..
He was a charter member and President of the Rotary Club of Madras Southwest. His mother is the Matriarch of the Travancore Royal Family.
Her character started off as a stern matriarch but later in the run, the show utilized her flair for comedy.
His mother's suicide is described in detail, as is his relationship with the family matriarch, Grandma Win.
In the interim, she portrayed frosty matriarch Emily Moore Matson on NBC's "Somerset" from 1972-73.
In the last chapter, the family matriarch, Mama Chona, Miguel Grande’s mother is portrayed as a beast-like figure.
Later in her career she played powerful matriarch Elizabeth Sanders on ABC's "One Life to Live" (from 1986–88 and again in 1989).
Lei Lao Hu is the matriarch, she has exceptional martial arts skills.
Lionsgate, in association with Matriarch/Geffen Records released the soundtrack online as a digital download on November 3, 2009, and in stores on November 23.
Malachi tells Will Henry to grab a grenade from Kearn's bag; Will Henry tosses it at Malachi and the matriarch, and they are both buried in dirt, mud and rock.
Marie Janella Barone (Doris Roberts) is the wife of Frank, and matriarch of the Barone family.
Matriarch is a science-fiction novel by Karen Traviss published in September, 2006.
The matriarch of the group brings the body of a youth that has recently died and Rayat and Lindsay put some of its tissue and blood into their own bloodstream.
The matriarch rises out of the dust, leaping towards Will Henry, who knows he only has one shot left in his gun.

More Vocab Words

::: demeanor - behavior; bearing
::: flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
::: retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
::: brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: immaculate - spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
::: gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
::: tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
::: archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
::: parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside