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adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
hovel - shack; small wretched house
inclusive - tending to include all; all-inclusive; Ex. inclusive charge
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
buffoon - stupid person; clown
scrupulous - conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.