Vocab 4

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Vocab 4
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  1. (n) the wasting away of
    (v) to waste away
    [degeneration/wither]
    atrophy
  2. (n) a fortified place, stronghold
    [citadel,rampart]
    bastion
  3. (n) a pact
    concord
  4. (adj) complete or perfect in the highest degree
    [masterful]
    consummate
  5. (n) disorder,confusion
    [disorganization]
    disarray
  6. (n) urgency, pressure
    [crisis]
    exigency
  7. (n) floating debris,homeless
    flotsam
  8. (adj) frenzied, highly agitated
    [frantic]
    frenetic
  9. (v) to gather bit by bit
    glean
  10. (n) a compaint, a type of game bird
    [gripe]
    grouse
  11. (v) to imprison
    incarcerate
  12. (adj) obligatory, required
    incumbent
  13. (adj) humorous,jesting
    jocular
  14. (adj) ridiculous, laughable
    [risible, preposterous]
    ludicrous
  15. (adj) biting or caustic in thought, sharply/bitterly harsh
    mordant
  16. (n) a prickly plant (v) to arouse displeasure
    [peeve]
    nettle
  17. (adj) consisting of or measured in money
    [monetary,financial]
    pecuniary
  18. (adj) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
    [craven]
    pusillanimous
  19. (adj) in a reclining position, lying down
    [prone,inactive]
    recumbent
  20. (n) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
    [trick, ploy]
    stratagem

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