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

Adjunct

2

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

Bellwether

3

(verb) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel (noun) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket

Caterwaul

4

(adjective) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible

Chimerical

5

(adjective) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date

Effete

6

(noun) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action

Fait accompli

7

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

Hidebound

8

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

Hierarchy

9

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

Liturgy

10

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

Mirage

11

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

Morass

12

(adjective) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious

Noisome

13

(adj.) forgetful; unaware

Oblivious

14

(n) a base coward

Poltroon

15

(n) a convert; disciple

Proselyte

16

(adj.) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely

Quasi

17

(n) good-humored ridicule; teasing

Raillery

18

(adj.) irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar or indecent in language

Ribald

19

(adj.) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive

Supine

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

Vignette