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adjunct
(n.) something added that is useful but not essential, assistant; (adj.) added in a subordinate capacity
bellwether
(n.) ringleader, initiator, leading male sheep
caterwaul
(v.) howl or screech; (n.) a harsh noise, racket
chimerical
(adj.) absurd, fanciful, quixotic
effete
(adj.) lacking energy, worn out, outdated
fait accompli
(n.) accomplished deed, fact, or action
hidebound
(adj.) narrow-minded and rigid
hierarchy
(n.) pecking order, chain of command
liturgy
(n.). ceremony, observance
mirage
(n.) illusion, something illusory
morass
(n.) bog, quagmire, confusing situation
noisome
(adj.) offensive or disgusting
oblivious
(adj.) forgetful, unaware
poltroon
(n.) a base coward
proselyte
(n.) a convert, disciple
quasi
(adj.) kind of, semi
raillery
(n.) teasing, good-humored ridicule
ribald
(adj.) irreverently mocking, coarse, vulgar, bawdy
supine
(adj.) lying flat, listless
vignette
(n.) anecdote, thumbnail sketch