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adjunct
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
syn. associate
adjunct
syn. addition
adjunct
syn. accessory
bellwether
the male sheep that leads to flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; and indicator of trends
bellwether
syn. ringleader
bellwether
syn. initiator
bellwether
syn. barometer
bellwether
ant. follower
bellwether
ant. imitator
bellwether
ant. emulator
caterwaul
to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
caterwaul
syn. whine
caterwaul
syn. wail
caterwaul
syn. screech
chimerical
absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
chimerical
syn. fanciful
chimerical
syn. visionary
chimerical
syn. quixotic
chimerical
syn. pie-in-the-sky
chimerical
ant. realistic
chimerical
ant. down-to-earth
chimerical
ant. practicable
effete
lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out of date
effete
syn. decadent
effete
syn. enfeebled
effete
syn. outmoded
effete
ant. thriving
effete
ant. burgeoning
effete
ant. vigorous
effete
ant. dynamic
fait accompli
an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
fait accompli
syn. accomplished fact
hidebound
narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
hidebound
syn. intolerant
hidebound
syn. inflexible
hidebound
ant. open-minded
hidebound
ant. tolerant
hidebound
ant. liberal
hidebound
progressive
hierarchy
any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in and order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
hierarchy
syn. chain of command
hierarchy
syn. pecking order
liturgy
a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
liturgy
syn. ceremony
liturgy
syn. observance
mirage
something illusory, without substance, or without a basis iin reality; an illusion
mirage
syn. optical illusion
morass
a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
morass
syn. bog
morass
syn. quagmire
morass
ant. solid ground
morass
ant. bedrock
morass
ant. terra firma
noisome
offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
noisome
syn. fetid
noisome
syn. noxious
noisome
syn. vile
noisome
syn. loathsome
noisome
ant. wholesome
noisome
ant. pleasant
noisome
ant. sweet-smelling
oblivious
forgetful; unaware
oblivious
syn. insensible
oblivious
ant. aware
oblivious
ant. midful
oblivious
ant. cognizant
oblivious
alert
poltroon
a base coward
poltroon
syn. craven
poltroon
syn. dastard
poltroon
syn. "chicken"
poltroon
ant. hero
poltroon
ant. stalwart
poltroon
ant. gallant
proselyte
a convert; a disciple
proselyte
syn. novice
proselyte
syn. neophyte
proselyte
ant. master
proselyte
ant. teacher
proselyte
ant. guide
proselyte
ant. guru
quasi
resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
quasi
syn. kind of
quasi
syn. semi-
quasi
syn. as if
quasi
ant. totally
quasi
ant. completely
quasi
ant. actually
quasi
ant. in fact
raillery
good-humored ridicule; teasing
raillery
syn. banter
raillery
syn. persiflage
ribald
irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
ribald
syn. bawdy
ribald
syn. risque
ribald
ant. seemly
ribald
ant. proper
ribald
ant. decorous
supine
lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
supine
syn. prone
supine
syn. prostrate
supine
syn. inert
supine
ant. upright
supine
ant. erect
supine
ant. perpendicular
supine
ant. vertical
vignette
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
vignette
syn. thumbnail sketch
vignette
syn. anecdote
vignette
ant. epic
vignette
ant. full-length treatment