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Vocabulary Workshop

Level H Unit 1-8

TermDefinition
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 an auxiliary capacity
bellwether (n.) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader
caterwaul (v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
chimerical (adj.) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
effete (adj.) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
fait accompli (n.) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed
hidebound (adj.) narrow-minded and rigid
hierarchy (n.) any system of things or people arranged or graded one above the other in order of rank
liturgy (n.) a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
mirage (n.) something illusory
morass (n.) a patch of low
noisome (adj.) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injourious
oblivious (adj.) forgetful; unaware
poltroon (n.) a base coward
proselyte (n.) a convert; a disciple
quasi (adj.) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
raillery (n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing
ribald (adj.) irreverently mocking; coarse
supine (adj.) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
vignette (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
Created by: minhtran