1. Ad hocism
• A policy or method characterized by actions or decisions chosen to suit or fulfil immediate needs or goals.
Usage: The mayor appointed an ad hoc committee to study the project.

2. Muster
• Collect or assemble a number or amount.
Usage: The mayor appointed an ad hoc committee to study the project.

3. Master of the Rolls
• The judge who presides over the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) and who was formerly in charge of the Public Record Office.
Usage: The Master of the Rolls is the ex-officio Chair of the Magna Carta Trust.

4. Abbot
• It means ‘father’, is an ecclesiastical title given to the male head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity.
• The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who is not the head of a monastery. The female equivalent is abbess.
Usage: Seven years later the man met with the abbot for the third time.

5. Intertwine
• Connect or link two or more things closely.
Usage: As with most traditions, fact and fiction have become inextricably intertwined.

6. High-handed
• Having or showing no regard for the rights, concerns, or feelings of others.
Usage: No matter how high-handed he sounds giving advice or how much he bothers me, I would be a fool not to listen.

7. Nauseating
• Causing or liable to cause a feeling of nausea or disgust; disgusting.
Usage: The stench was nauseating.

8. Gobbledygook
• Language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms.
Usage: This computer manual is gobbledygook.

9. Accretion
• Growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.
Usage: The accretion of sediments in coastal mangroves.

10. Knee jerk reaction
• A knee-jerk reaction refers to an emotional response that one does not think about before reacting.
Usage: If someone says something rude about you in public, your knee-jerk reaction might be to call that person a nasty name.

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