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authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
injurious - harmful; causing injury
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce