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adjunct
(n) something added to something else as helpful but not essential.
(adj) added or connected in a subordinate capacity
syn: accessory

*ADJective
bellwether
(n) a leader, as in desperate or violent undertakings; an indicator of trends
SYN: ringleader

*bell-wearer
caterwaul
(v)to quarrel; to howl/screech
(n) a racket
SYN: to whine; a wail

*cat
chimerical
(adj) absurd; wildly fantastic
SYN: fanciful; quixotic

*shimmer--> chimer
effete
(adj) lacking in wholesome or vigor or energy; out of date; worn out
SYN:out moded

*feet
fait accompli
(n) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
SYN: accomplished act

* accomplished fate
hidebound
(adj) narrow-minded and rigid; conservative
SYN: inflexible

*TRAPPED in your own SKIN
hierarchy
(n) any system of things/ppl arranged/graded in order of rank etc.
SYN: pecking order
liturgy
(n) religious service or rite
SYN: ceremony

mirage
(n) an illusion
SYN: optical illusion
morass
(n) a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a confusing situation in which one is trapped
SYN: quagmire

*SL "grass".
THNK: muddy grass
noisome
(adj) offensive or disgusting
ANT: pleasant

*noise is ...
oblivious
(adj) forgetful; unaware
ANT: mindful
poltroon
(n) a base coward
SYN: "chicken" -->pultry (SL)

ANT: *hero
proselyte
(n) a convert; a disciple
SYN: neophyte
quasi
(adj) seemingly but not actually or completely
SYN: semi-
raillery
(n) good-humored ridicule; teasing
SYN: banter
ribald
(adj) vulgar or indecent language
SYN: bawdy

* rib--> raw...language
supine
(adj)listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
ANT: perpendicular
vignette
(n) a short description or sketch
SYN: thumbnail sketch
aegis
(n) patronage; sponsorship
SYN: auspices

aegian--patronage
apprise
(v) to inform of; to make aware of
SYN: notify
bibulous
(adj) absorbent; fond of or inclined to drink
ANT: teetotaling

beber
claque
(n) a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance
SYN: hangers-on
deracinate
(v)to pull up the roots; to root out; uproot; to eliminate all traces of
SYN: expunge
eleemosynary
(adj) charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity
SYN: philantropic

mosinary--> masonary
indigenous
(adj)originating in the country or region where found
SYN: native
lachrymose
(adj) given to tears or weeping; mournful
ANT: cheerful
lexicon
(n)a dictionary of a language; a compendium
SYN: glossary
melee
(n) a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tumultuous mingling
SYN: donnybrook
microcosm
(n) a miniture world or universe
SYN: epitome
minuscule
(adj) very small
(n) a lowercase letter
SYN: infinitesimal
obfuscate
(v) to confuse or bewilder
ANT: clarify
paternalism
(n) the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
SYN: benevolence
polarize
(v) to cause to concentrate around 2 conflicting or contrasting positions
SYN: divide

*polar opposites
purview
(n) the range, extent, or scope of something
SYN: jurisdiction

*view
sanguine
(adj)having a rubby complexion; of a naturally cheerful outlook
SYN: rosy

sang...blood
solecism
(n) an ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette
SYN: faux pas

sole-->fundamental
breaking fundamentals
vassal
(n)a subordinate or dependent
(adj) subservient
SYN: menial
verisimilitude
(n) the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
SYN: authenticity
ancillary
(adj) subordinate or supplementary
SYN: subsidiary

*auxiliary
bowdlerize
(v)to remove material considered offensive
SYN: censor
condescend
(v) to come down or stoop to a lower level (voluntarily)
SYN: deign
cozen
(v) to trick; to cheat or swindle
SYN: deceive

cousin
enclave
(n) an enclosed region inhibited by a particular group of people or having a special character
SYN: island

enclosed
forte
(n) a person's strong point
ANT: shortcoming
gratis
(adj) free
(adv) without charge
SYN: freely
icon
(n) a representation or image of a sacred personage
SYN: idol
interstice
(n) a small, narrow space btwn things or parts of things
SYN: crevice

inter=btwn;stice/slice(piece)
macrocosm
(n)the universe as a whole
SYN: universe
mountebank
(n) a trickster or swindler; a charlatan
SYN: sucker
*bank in the mountains(peasant)
paean
(n)a song of praise, joy, or triuph
SYN: hymn
persiflage
(n) lighthearted joking, talking, or writing
SYN: repartee

sifflag=whistle
plethora
(n)superabundance
SYN: surfeit
pragmatic
(adj) concerned with practical considerations or values
ANT: idealistic
quizzical
(adj) puzzled; mocking; odd; equivocal
ANT: crystal-clear
rapacity
(n) inordinate greed
ANT: generosity
schism
(n) any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions
SYN: breach
therapeutic
(adj) having the power to heal or cure
SYN: curative
virtuoso
(n)a person with masterly skill
(adj) masterly or brilliant
SYN: master