Level H: Unit 1 Definitions

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  1. Adjunct
    (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 a auxillary capacity
  2. Bellwether
    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
    absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
  5. Effete
    lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date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
    narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly 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
    a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
  10. Mirage
    something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
  11. Morass
    a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
  12. Noisome
    offensively malodorous
  13. Oblivious
    forgetful; unaware
  14. Poltroon
    a base coward
  15. Proselyte
    a convert; a disciple
  16. Quasi
    resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
  17. Raillery
    good-humored ridicule; teasing
  18. Ribald
    irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
  19. Supine
    lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
  20. Vignette
    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

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Level H: Unit 1 Definitions
2014-09-17 22:30:53
sen markingperiodone level unit definitions
Senior English
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