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Sadlier Oxford Level G Unit 4

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atrophy
the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure / to waste away
bastion
a fortified place, stronghold
concord
a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, 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; urgent demand, pressuring need; an emergency
flotsam
floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
frenetic
frenzied, highly agitated
glean
to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
grouse
a type of game bird; a complaint, to complain, grumble
incarcerate
to imprison, confine, jail
incumbent
obligatory, required; one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
jocular
humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
ludicrous
ridiculous, laughable, absurd
mordant
biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
nettle
a prickly or stinging plant; to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
pecuniary
consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
pusillanimous
contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
recumbent
in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
stratagem
a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end