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megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
statute - law enacted by the legislature
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
infirmity - weakness
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability