Unit 4 Vocab

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Unit 4 Vocab
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  1. atrophy
    the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; to waste away
  2. bastion
    a fortified place, stronghold
  3. concord
    a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
  4. consummate
    complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to a state of completion or perfection
  5. disarray
    disorder, confusion; to throw into disorder
  6. exigency
    urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
  7. floatsam
    floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
  8. frenetic
    frenzied, highly agitated
  9. glean
    to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
  10. grouse
    a type of game bird; a complaint; to complain, grumble
  11. incarcerate
    to imprison, confine, jail
  12. incumbent
    obligatory, required; one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
  13. jocular
    humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
  14. ludicrous
    ridiculous, laughable, absurd
  15. mordant
    biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
  16. nettle
    a prickly or stinging plant; to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severly
  17. pecuniary
    consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
  18. pusillanimous
    contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
  19. recumbent
    in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
  20. stratagem
    a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end

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