Level G Vocab: Unit 4

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Level G Vocab: Unit 4
2013-12-02 16:18:27
vocabulary vocab unit level jun Davidson English
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  1. atrophy
    (n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away
  2. bastion
    (n.) a fortified place, stronghold
  3. concord
    (n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
  4. consummate
    (adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v.) to bring to a state of completion or perfection
  5. disarray
    (n.) disorder, confusion; (v.) to throw into disorder
  6. exigency
    (n., often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
  7. flotsam
    (n.) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
  8. frenetic
    (adj.) frenzied, highly agitated
  9. glean
    (v.) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
  10. grouse
    (n.) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v.) to complain, grumble
  11. incarcerate
    (v.) to imprison, confine, jail
  12. incumbent
    (adj.) obligatory, required; (n.) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
  13. jocular
    (adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
  14. ludicrous
    (adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd
  15. mordant
    (adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
  16. nettle
    (n.) a prickly or stinging plant; (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
  17. pecuniary
    (adj.) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
  18. pusillanimous
    (adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
  19. recumbent
    (adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
  20. stratagem
    (n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end