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rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
mammoth - gigantic; enormous
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
wholesome - conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener