Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 4

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Atrophy

the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure

Bastion

a fortified place; stronghold

Concord

a state of agreemement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, or covenant

Consummate

complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to a state of completion or perfection

Disarray

disorder, confusion; to throw into disorder

Exigency

urgency, pressure, demand; an emergency

Flotsam

floating debris; homeless

Frenetic

frenzied, highly agitated

Glean

to gather bit by bit

Grouse

a type of game bird; a complaint; to grumble

Incarcerate

to imprison, confine, jail

Incumbent

obligatory, required

Jocular

humorus, jesting, jolly, joking

Ludicrous

ridiculous, laughable, absurd

Mordant

biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply harsh

Nettle

a prickly or stinging plant; to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger

Pecuniary

consisting of or measured in money

Pusillanimous

contemptibly cowardly or mean spirited

Recumbent

in a relining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting

Stratagem

a scheme to outwit or decieve an opponent or to gain an end

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