eng list 4

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atrophy

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

complicity

(n.) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice

consummate

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

delineate

to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially

effigy

a crude image of a despised person

esoteric

intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret

fecund

fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive

frenetic

frenzied, highly agitated

grouse

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

idiosyncrasy

a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify

indictment

any charge, accusation, serious criticism, or cause for blame

jocular

humorous, jesting, jolly, joking

moot

(adj.) of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic; open to discussion and debate, unresolved; (v.) to bring up for discussion; (n.) a hypothetical law case argued by students

nettle

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

nuance

a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference

perspicacity

keenness in observing and understanding

recumbent

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

reputed

(adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged

stratagem

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

ubiquitous

present or existing everywhere

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