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matriarchal
power is that of the mother or grandmother, as in some cultures.
dynasty
succesion of rulers
accumulation
group of A library is an accumulation of books.
aristo
(in greek) means the best.
A humanitarian (undertaking)
like a day nursery for working mothers or an antipoverty program, aims at creating a better life for others.
patriarchal (power)
is that of a father, especailly na elderly father, whether as a respected family head, a tribal chief, or a dignitary of the Greek Catholic church.
altruistic
unselfishly concerned for others
aggregation
an assortment of people or things
Feudal (power)
was that of a medieval lord over his serfs and retainers.
compilation
a collection of facts about a subject
regal (attitude)
is a royal one-that of a king or queen.
authentic
genuine, entitled to acceptance
monarchial (privileges)
privileges of a monarch
ecclesiastes
(meaning the preacher) is the title of an Old Testament book.
aristocratic (power)
is that of the wealth, prestige, upper-class birth, or great knowledge
imperial
majestic, befitting an emperor
odious
hateful, offensive
A charismatic (figure)
(like lincoln) one is who is beloved, romantic, and appealing in a broad humanitarian sense.
historicity
genuineness as a historical figure. (homer, was there such a person?, and did he write the illiad?, Did a woman write the Odyssey?)
ecclesiasticism
attaches great importance to rituals, liturgy, and church traditions.
cumulative
tending to increase or accumulate
ecclesiastical
pertaining to church or clergy, especially as an established institution.
astute
shrewd, crafty, keen of mind
congregation
mass of people gathered for worship
didactic
morally instructive
felicitous
fortunate, aptly chosen, happily conceived
despondent
dejected, despairing