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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