10 terms

Vocab Unit 4 Part 2

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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