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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