Difficult Words : Patriarch and Patrician

Difficult Words : Patriarch and Patrician

Patrician (puh TRISH un) n: a person of noble birth, an aristocrat

• Mr. Anderson was a patrician, and he was never truly happy unless his place at the dinner table was set with at least half a dozen forks.

• Patrician can also be an adjective.

• Polo is a patrician sport.

• The noisy crowd on the luxury ocean liner was patrician in dress but not in behavior. They were wearing tuxedos but throwing deck chairs into the ocean.

Patriarch (PAY tree AHRK) n: the male head of a family or tribe

• A patriarch is generally a strong male head of a family or tribe.

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