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adj. being a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation <ersatz turf> <ersatz intellectuals>
n. one that serves as a model or example: as a : an ideal model b : a typical or standard specimen <an exemplar of medieval architecture> c : a copy of a book or writing d : idea 1a
adj. 1 : requiring immediate aid or action <exigent circumstances> 2 : requiring or calling for much : demanding <an exigent client>
tr. v. 1 a : to destroy completely : wipe out b : to pull up by the root 2 : to cut out by surgery
adj. 1 : joking or jesting often inappropriately : waggish <just being facetious> 2 : meant to be humorous or funny : not serious <a facetious remark>
n. animal life; especially : the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment — compare flora
adj. 1 : fruitful in offspring or vegetation : prolific 2 : intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree <a fecund imagination>
adj. 1 : of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast <feral teeth> <feral instincts> 2 a : not domesticated or cultivated : wild b : having escaped from domestication and become wild <feral cats>
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