Unit 1 Vocab

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Unit 1 Vocab
2012-09-05 22:24:10

unit 1 words for 12th grade vocab
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  1. Adjunct
    (N.) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; and assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; (adj.) added or connected in a subdorinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity.
  2. Bellwether
    (n.) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
  3. Caterwaul
    (v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
  4. Chimerical
    (adj.) absurd; widly fantastic; impossible
  5. Effete
    (adj.) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
  6. Fait accompli
    (n.) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
  7. Hidebound
    (adj.) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkably conservative
  8. Hierarchy
    (n.) any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
  9. Liturgy
    (n.) a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
  10. Mirage
    (n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis is reality; an illusion
  11. Morass
    (n.) a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand