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Unit Four Vocab

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Atrophy
(n) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any rogressive deline or failure; (v) to wast away
Bastion
(n) a fortified place, stronghold
Concord
(n) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, convenant
Consummate
(adj) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v) to bring to a stat of completion or perfection
Disarray
(n) disorder, confusion; (v) to throw into disorder
Exigency
(n) 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
Incumbent
(adj) obligatory, required; (n) one who holds a specific office at 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 deceive an opponent or to gain an end