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shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
disgruntle - make discontented
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)