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WORD: Materfamilias


materfamilias 

Definition: (noun) A female head of a family or tribe.
Synonyms: matriarch
Usage: As materfamilias, my grandmother calls the shots on holidays like Thanksgiving, and no one dares question her. Discuss.
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Word: BELITTLE


belittle 

Definition: (verb) To represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; disparage.
Synonyms: denigratederogateminimize
Usage: Why should I bother trying to get good grades when all you do is belittle my achievements? Discuss.