Unit 4 Vocab

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  1. Atrophy
    (Def)
    the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; to waste away
  2. Atrophy
    (PoS)
    N., V.
  3. Atrophy
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: (N.) degeneration, deterioration; (V.) wither
    • Ant: (N.) growth, development; (V.) mature, develop
  4. Bastion
    (Def)
    a fortified place, stronghold
  5. Bastion
    (PoS)
    N.
  6. Bastion
    (Syn)
    Syn: citadel, rampart, bulwark, parapet
  7. Concord
    (Def)
    A state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
  8. Concord
    (PoS)
    N.
  9. Concord
    (Ant)
    Ant: disagreement, strife, discord
  10. Consummate
    (Def)
    complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to a state if completion or perfection
  11. Consummate
    (PoS)
    Adj.; V.
  12. Consummate
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: (adj.) masterful; (v.) clinch, conclude
    • Ant: (v.) launch, initiate, begin, kick off
  13. Disarray
    (Def)
    Disorder, confusion; to throw into disorder
  14. Disarray
    (PoS)
    N.;V.
  15. Disarray
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: (n.) disorganization; (v.) dishevel, mess up
    • Ant: (n.) organization, order, tidiness
  16. Exigency
    (Def)
    urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
  17. Exigency
    (PoS)
    N.; Often Pl
  18. Exigency
    (Syn)
    Syn: requirement, crisis
  19. Flotsam
    (Def)
    floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
  20. Flotsam
    (PoS)
    N.
  21. Flotsam
    (Syn)
    Syn: floating wreckage
  22. Frenetic
    (Def)
    Frenzied, highly agitated
  23. Frenetic
    (PoS)
    Adj.
  24. Frenetic
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: frantic, overwrought
    • Ant: calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely
  25. Glean
    (Def)
    To gather bit by bit; to gether small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
  26. Glean
    (PoS)
    V.
  27. Glean
    (Syn)
    Syn: Collect, cull, pick up
  28. Grouse
    (Def)
    a type of game bird; a complaint; to complain, grumble
  29. Grouse
    (PoS)
    N.;V.
  30. Grouse
    (Syn)
    Syn: (v.) gripe, kvetch, bellyache
  31. Incarcerate
    (Def)
    To imprison, to confine, jail
  32. Incarcerate
    (PoS)
    V.
  33. Incarcerate
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: intern, immure
    • Ant: liberate, release, free
  34. Incumbent
    (Def)
    obligatory, required; one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
  35. Incumbent
    (PoS)
    Adj.; N.
  36. Incumbent
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: (adj.) mandatory, necessary
    • Ant: (adj.) optional, unnecessary
  37. Jocular
    (Def)
    humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
  38. Jocular
    (PoS)
    Adj.
  39. Jocular
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: waggish, facetious, droll, witty
    • Ant: humorless, solemn, grave, earnest, grim
  40. Ludicrous
    (Def)
    Ridiculous, laughable, absurd
  41. Ludicrous
    (PoS)
    Adj.
  42. Ludicrous
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: risible, preposterous
    • Ant: heartrending, poignant, pathetic
  43. Mordant
    (Def)
    biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
  44. Mordant
    (PoS)
    Adj.
  45. Mordant
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic, scathing
    • Ant: bland, mild, gentle, soothing
  46. Nettle
    (Def)
    A prickly or stinging plant; to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
  47. Nettle
    (PoS)
    N.; V.
  48. Nettle
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: (v.) peeve, annoy, incense,gall, irk
    • Ant: (v.) please, delight, sooth, pacify
  49. Pecuniary
    (Def)
    Consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
  50. Pecuniary
    (PoS)
    Adj.
  51. Pecuniary
    (Syn)
    Syn: monetary, financial
  52. Pusillanimous
    (Def)
    contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
  53. Pusillanimous
    (PoS)
    Adj.
  54. Pusillanimous
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: craven, lily-livered
    • Ant: stouthearted, courageous, daring
  55. Recumbent
    (Def)
    in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
  56. Recumbent
    (PoS)
    Adj.
  57. Recumbent
    (Syn & Ant)
    • Syn: prone, prostrate, supine, inactive
    • Ant: erect, upright, energetic, dynamic
  58. Stratagem
    (Def)
    A scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
  59. Stratagem
    (PoS)
    N.
  60. Stratagem
    (Syn)
    Syn: ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge

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