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Unit 4 Vocabulary Definitions Level G (Grimm Exam)

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bastion
(n.) a fortified place, stronghold
concord
(n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
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 by 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
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
(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
stratagem
(n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end