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1. (adj) Relating to the countryside; rural.
Having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside
Lacking the sophistication of the city; backward and provincial
2. (adj) Made in a plain and simple fashion, in particular
3. (n) (derogatory) An unsophisticated country person
4. (n) A small brownish European moth


regressive (adj)

1. Returning to a former or less developed state; characterized by regression
Relating to or marked by psychological regression
2. (Of a tax) taking a proportionally greater amount from those on lower incomes
3. (philosophy) Proceeding from effect to cause or from particular to universal.


regression (n)

A return to a former or less developed state
A return to an earlier stage of life or a supposed previous life, especially through hypnosis
A lessening of the severity of a disease or its symptoms



1. (adj) Providing supplementary or additional help and support
(Of troops) engaged in the service of a nation at war but not part of the regular army.
(Of a sailing vessel) equipped with a supplementary engine
2. (n) An auxiliary person or thing
A group of volunteers giving supplementary support to an organization or institution


deft (adj)

Neatly skilful and quick in one’s movements
Demonstrating skill and cleverness


effete (adj)

Affected, over-refined, and ineffectual
No longer capable of effective action
(Of a man) weak or effeminate


ineffectual (adj)

Not producing any significant or desired effect
(Of a person) lacking the ability or qualities to fulfil a role or handle a situation


accrue (v)

(Of a benefit or sum of money) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time
Accumulate or receive (payments or benefits) over time
Make provision for (a charge) at the end of a financial period for work that has been done but not yet invoiced


aide (n)

An assistant to an important person, especially a political leader


affiliation (n)

The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated


(v) /əˈfɪlɪeɪt/
(n) /əˈfɪlɪət/

1. (v) Officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization
(Of an organization) admit as a member
Officially join or become attached to an organization
2. (n) A person or organization officially attached to a larger body


beholden (adj)

Owing thanks or having a duty to someone in return for help or a service


leery (adj)

Cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions



1. (v) Carry out (a task) badly or carelessly
2. (n) (also botch-up) A bungled task



1. (v) Carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently
(usually as adjective bungling) Make or be prone to making many mistakes
2. (n) A mistake or badly carried out action


prone (adj)

1. (prone to/to do something) Likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable
2. Lying flat, especially face downwards