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Achilles' heel
weakness
stentorian
very loud, sonorous
mnemonic
assisting memory
fathom
understand, figure out, penetrate the meaning of
serendipity
ability to amke lucky discoveries by chance or accident
desultory
random, unmethodical, aimless, haphazard
pariah
social outcast, persona non grata
tawdry
showy and cheap; gaudy
pecuniary
relating to money; monetary
impecunious
having little or no money, poor; indigent
monarch
ruler of person who holds a dominant positioon; king, queen, emperor, or sultan
anarchy
absence of goverment or law; confusion, disorder
hierarchy
person of things arranged in a graded series of rank
matriarch
woman who rules a family
patriarch
father of leader of family; dignified old man