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matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
fancied - imagined; unreal
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
menace - threat; V: threaten
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish