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Adjunct (n) ( adj ). Something adds to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; and assistant or helper ( adj ) added or connected in a subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity ***addition, accessory. Bellwether (n).

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adjunct n adj
Adjunct (n) (adj)

Something adds to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; and assistant or helper (adj) added or connected in a subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity

***addition, accessory

bellwether n
Bellwether (n)

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

*** “ring”leader, follow the bell

caterwaul v n
Caterwaul (v) (n)

To howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n) a harsh or nois cry; a racket

***screech like a “cat”

chimerical adj
Chimerical (adj)

Absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible

***magical, fanciful, chimera

effete adj
Effete (adj)

Lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date

***de“feat”ed, enfeebled

fait accompli n
Fait accompli (n)

An accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action

***accomplished fact

hidebound adj
Hidebound (adj)

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

*** “bound” to an idea

hierarchy n
Hierarchy (n)

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

***the higher up on hierarchy the better

laissez faire adj
Laissez-faire (adj)

A philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or interference, especially with individual freedom of choice and action.

** “lazy” rule

liturgy n
Liturgy (n)

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

***the clergy may lead the liturgy

morass n
Morass (n)

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

***my *ssis stuck in a morass

noisome adj
Noisome (adj)

Offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious

***noxious

oblivious adj
Oblivious (adj)

Forgetful; unaware

***don’t notice what’s obvious

poltroon n
Poltroon (n)

A base coward

*** “chicken” = poultry

proselyte n
Proselyte (n)

A convert; a disciple

***prays a lot

quasi adj
Quasi (adj)

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

***kind of

raillery n
Raillery (n)

Good humored ridicule; teasing

***railing each other

ribald adj
Ribald (adj)

Irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent language

****bawdy, ridicule bald people

supine adj
Supine (adj)

Lying flat on one’s back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive

***supine on your spine

vignette n
Vignette (n)

A short description or sketch; a picture or 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

**use a palette to sketch a vignette

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