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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 flock 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: (v) whine; (n) screech
(adj) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
Syn: visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky
Ant: realistic, down-to-earth, practicable
(adj) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
Syn: decadent, enfeebled
Ant: thriving, burgeoning, vigorous, dynamis
(n) an accomplished and presumable irreversible deed, fact, or action
Syn: accomplished fact
(adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
Syn: intolerant, inflexible
Ant: open-minded, tolerant, progressive, liberal
(n) any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
Syn: chain of command
(n) a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
(n) a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
Ant: solid ground, bedrock, terra firm
(adj) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
Syn: fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome
Ant: wholesome, sweet-smelling
(adj) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
Syn: kind of, as if
Ant: totally, completely, actually, in fact
(adj) irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
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 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
Syn: thumbnail sketch, anecdote
Ant: epic, full-length treatment
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