Vocab Unit 4.txt

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  1. (adj) frenzied, frantic, highly agitated // a(n) ___ search for the missing report
    frenetic
  2. (n) disorder, confusion; (v) to throw into disorder // in a state of ___
    disarray
  3. (n) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v) to waste away // muscles that have begun to ___
    astrophy
  4. (v) to affirm earnestly and with emphasis // ___ their loyalty to the cause
    asseverate
  5. (v) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantitites of grain left in a field by the reapers // eventually ___ the truth
    glean
  6. (adj) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v) to bring to a state of completion or perfection // a work of ___ artistry
    consummate
  7. (n) a type of game bird; a complain (v) to complain, grumble // ___ about one's salary
    grouse
  8. (n) a fortified place, stronghold // a(n) ___ of conservatism
    bastion
  9. (n often pl) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency // the ___ of the situation
    exigency
  10. (n) floating debris; homeless; improverished people // ___ and jetsam
    flotsam
  11. (n) a state of agreement, harmony; a treaty // a spirit of ___
    concord
  12. (adj) pleasing, tending to create a favorable impression // a(n) ___ manner
    prepossessing
  13. (adj) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting // ___ on the couch
    recumbent
  14. (v) to imprision, confine, jail // ___ in the state penitentiary
    incarcerate
  15. (adj) ridiculous, laughable, absurd // a(n) ___ commment
    ludicrous
  16. (adj) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh // a(n) ___ criticism
    mordant
  17. (adj) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited // a(n) ___ attitude
    pusillanimous
  18. (n) a prickly or stinging plant; (v) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely // ___ by the reply
    nettle
  19. (n) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end // resorted to a clever ___
    stratagem
  20. (adj) obligatory, required; (n) one who holds a speicifc office at the time spoken of // a duty ___ on all Americans
    incumbent
  21. (adj) consisiting of or measure in money; of our related to money // ___ considerations
    pecuniary
  22. (adj) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking // in a delightfully ___ mood
    jocular

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