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(v) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel
(n) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
caterwaul
(n) anb accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
fait accompli
(n) any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
hierarchy
(n) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
mirage
(n) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuble quality or characteristic
(adj) added or connected ina subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxillary capacity
adjunct
(n) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse, as ina desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
bellwether
(n) a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
morass
(adj) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
chimerical
(adj) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of date
effete
(adj) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
noisome
(adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
hidebound
(n) a convert; a disciple
proselyte
(adj) forgetful; unaware
oblivious
(n) a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
liturgy
(adj) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
supine
(n) a base coward
poltroon
(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
vignette
(adj) irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
ribald
(n) good-humored ridicule; teasing
raillery
(adj) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
(adv. used in combination) partly, somewhat, or to some degree
quasi-