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::: genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
::: unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
::: unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
::: diva - operatic singer; prima donna