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contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
hoary - white with age
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
pedagogy - teaching; art of education
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce