Allie's Vocab 4 including def, syn, ant

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atrophy

(ant) growth, developement; mature develop

concord

(ant) disagreement, strife, discord

consummate

(ant) launch, initiate, begin, kick off

disarray

(ant) organization, order, tidiness

frenetic

(ant) calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely

incarcerate

(ant) liberate, release, free

incumbent

(ant) optional, unnecessary

jocular

(ant) humorless, solemn, grave, earnest, grim

ludicrous

(ant) heartrending, poignant, pathetic

mordant

(ant) bland, mild, gentle, soothing

nettle

(ant) please, delight, soothe, pacify

pusillanimous

(ant) stouthearted, courageous, daring

recumbent

(ant) erect, upright, energetic, dynamic

pecuniary

(syn) monetary, financial

pussillanimous

(syn) craven, lily-livered

recumbent

(syn) prone, prostrate, supine, inactive

stratagem

(syn) ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge

atrophy

(n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue' any progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away

bastion

(n.) a fortified place, stronghold

concord

(n.) a state of agreemet, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant

consummate

(adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v.) to bring to a state of completion or perfection

disarray

(n.) disorder, confusion; (v.) to throw into disorder

exigency

(n. often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency

flotsam

(n.) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people

frenetic

(adj.) frenzied, highly agitated

glean

(v.) to gather bit b y bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers

grouse

(n.) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v.) to complain, grumble

incarcerate

(v.) to imprison, confine, jail

incumbent

(adj.) obligatory, required; (n.) one who holds a specific office the time spoken of

jocular

(adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking

ludicrous

(adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd

mordant

(adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh

nettle

(n.) a prickly or stinging plant; (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely

pecuniary

(adj.) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money

pusillanimous

(adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited

recumbent

(adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting

stratagem

(n.) a scheme to outwit or decieve an opponent or to gain an end

atrophy

(syn) degeneration, deterioration; wither

bastion

(syn) citadel, rampart, bulwark, parapet

consummate

(syn) masterful; clinch, conclude

disarray

(syn) disorganization; dishevel, mess up

exigency

(syn) requirement, crisis

flotsam

(syn) floating wreckage

frenetic

(syn) frantic, overwrought

glean

(syn) collect, cull, pick up

grouse

(syn) gripe, kvetch, bellyache

incarcerate

(syn) intern, immure

incumbent

(syn) mandatory, necessary

jocular

(syn) waggish, facetious, droll, witty

ludicrous

(syn) risible, preposterous

mordant

(syn) acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic, scathing

nettle

(syn) peeve, annoy, incense, gall, irk

pecuniary

(syn) monetary, financial

pussillanimous

(syn) craven, lily-livered

recumbent

(syn) prone, prostrate, supine, inactive

stratagem

(syn) ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge

flotsam

(syn) floating wreckage in the harbor

grouse

(syn) gripes about every change in the routine

pecuniary

(syn) received financial compensation

stratagem

(syn) the ill-conceived ruse

glean

(syn) collected tidbits of information

bastion

(syn) a longtime bulwark of resistance

recumbent

(syn) prostrate on a hospital bed

pusillanimous

(syn) craven behavior

atrophy

(syn) enthusiasm that withered

disarray

(syn) left the room in a state of disorganization

consummate

(syn) a handshake that clinched the deal

incarcerate

(syn) immured for years in a dank dungeon

nettle

(syn) irks her coworkers with senseless chatter

incumbent

(syn) the obligatory responsibilities of the new administrator

exigency

(syn) the requirements of a wartime economy

frenetic

(ant) maintained a leisurely pace

concord

(ant) disagreement among the family members

ludicrous

(ant) the poignant story

mordant

(ant) a gentle reproof

jocular

(ant) a humorless manner

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