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20 Cards in this Set

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(n.) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; (adj.) added or connected in a subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity

syn- associate, addition, accessory
(n.)the male sheep that leads the flocks to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends

syn- ringleader, initiator, barometer
ant- follower, imitator, emulator
(v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket

syn- whine, wail, screech
(adj.) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible

syn- fanciful, visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky
ant- realistic, down to earch, practicable
(adj.) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date

syn- decadent, enfeebled, outmoded
ant- thriving, burgeoning, vigorous, dynamic
Fait accompli
(n.) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action

syn- accomplished fact
(adj.) narrow-minded and ridgid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative

syn- intolerant, inflexible
ant- open-minded, tolerant. liberal, progressive
(n.) any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, ect.

syn- chain of command, pecking order
(n.) a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship

syn- ceremony. observance
(n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion

syn- optical illusion
(n.) a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand

syn- bog, quagmire
ant- solid ground, bedrock, terra firma
(adj.) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious

syn- fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome
ant- wholesome, pleasant, sweet-smelling
(adj.) forgetful; unaware

syn- insensible
ant- aware, mindful, cognizant, alert
(n.) a base coward

syn- craven, dastard, "chicken"
ant- hero, stalwart, gallant
(n.) a convert; a disciple

syn- novice, neophyte
ant- master, teacher, guide, guru
(adj.) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely

syn- kind of, semi-, as if
ant- totally, completely, actually, in fact
(n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing

syn-banter, persiflage
(adj.) irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language

syn- bawdy, risque
ant- seemly, proper, decorous
(adj.) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive

syn- prone, prostrate; inert
ant- upright, erect, perpendicular, vertical
(n.) a short description or sketch; a picture of 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

syn- thumbnail sketch, anecdote
ant- epic, full-length treatment