Vocab Unit Four

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Vocab Unit Four
2012-02-05 00:05:08
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    fortified place; stronghold (n).
  2. disarray
    • disorder, confusion
    • v. to throw into disorder
  3. incarcerate
    v. to confine, jail, imprison
  4. nettle
    • n. a prickly or stinging plant
    • v. to arouse displeasure, impatience or anger; to vex or irritate severely
  5. stratagem
    n. a scheme to deceive or outwit an opponent or to gain an end
  6. mordant
    adj. biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
  7. flotsam
    n. floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
  8. incumbent
    • adj. obligatory, required
    • n. a person who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
  9. recumbent
    adj. in a lying position, lying down, to be in a posture of someone sleeping or resting
  10. concord
    n. a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact or covenant
  11. exigency
    n. urgency, pressure, urgent demand, passing need, emergency
  12. jocular
    adj. humerous, jesting, joking, jolly
  13. glean
    • v. to gather bit by bit
    • to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by a reaper
  14. pusillanimous
    adj. contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
  15. pecuniary
    • adj. consisting of or measured in money
    • of or related to money
  16. frenetic
    adj. frenzied, highly agitated
  17. consummate
    • v. to bring to a state of completion or perfection
    • adj. completion or perfection to its highest degree
  18. atrophy
    • n. the wasting away of body organs or tissue
    • any progressive decline or failure
    • v. to waste away
  19. ludicrous
    adj. ridiculous, laughable, absurd
  20. grouse
    • n. a type of game bird; a complaint
    • v. to complain, grumble