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1

the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends

bellwether

2

to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; a harsh or noisy cry; a racket

caterwaul

3

absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible

chimerical

4

lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out of date

effete

5

an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed; fact, or action

fait accompli

6

narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative

hidebound

7

any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank; wealth. class, etc.

hierarchy

8

a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship

liturgy

9

something illusory; without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion

mirage

10

a patch of low, soft wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which is entrapped, as in quicksand

morass

11

offensive or disgusting; foul smelling; harmful or injurious

noisome

12

forgetful, unaware

oblivious

13

a base coward

poltroon

14

a convert, a disciple

proselyte

15

resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely

quasi

16

good humored ridicule; teasing

raillery

17

irreverently mocking, coarse, vulgar, or indecent language

ribald

18

laying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive

supine

19

a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off;a decorative design on the title book or at the beginning or end of a chapter

vignette

20

something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; added or connected in a subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity

adjunct

21

something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistance or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; added or connected in an subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity

adjunct