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adjunct
something added to something else as helpful or useful; an assistant or helper
bellwether
an indicator of trends
caterwaul
V: To howl or screech like a cat, N: a harsh or noisy cry
chimerical
absurd, wildy fantastic
effete
lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out
fait accompli
an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact or action
hierarchy
a system of things arranged in order
liturgy
a religious rite or service
mirage
something illusory
morass
a confusing situation, a swamp
noisome
offensive or disgusting
oblivious
unaware
poltroon
a base coward
quasi
resembling but not actually being
raillery
good-humored ridicule
ribald
irreverently mocking; vulgar in language
supine
listless or lethargic
vignette
a short description or sketch
proselyte
a convert, a discipline