Unit 1 Vocab

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  1. Atrophy
    V.gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect.

    N.the process of atrophying or state of having atrophied.
  2. Bastion
    N.a projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions.

    an institution, place, or person strongly defending or upholding particular principles, attitudes, or activities.
  3. Concord
    N.agreement or harmony between people or groups.
  4. Consummate
    V. make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse.

    A. showing a high degree of skill and flair; complete or perfect.
  5. Disarray
    N. a state of disorganization or untidiness.

    V. throw (someone or something) into a state of disorganization or untidiness
  6. Exigency
    N. an urgent need or demand.
  7. Flotsam
    N. the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea.

    people or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless.
  8. Frenetic
    A. fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
  9. Glean
    V. extract (information) from various sources.
  10. Grouse
    N. a medium to large game bird with a plump body and feathered legs, the male being larger and more conspicuously colored than the female.
  11. Incarcerate
    V. imprison or confine
  12. Incumbent
    A. necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility

    N. the holder of an office or post.
  13. Jocular
    A. fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.
  14. Ludicrous
    A. so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.
  15. Mordant
    A. (especially of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting.

    N. a substance, typically an inorganic oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and thereby fixes it in a material.

    V. impregnate or treat (a fabric) with a mordant
  16. Nettle
    N. a herbaceous plant that has jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs

    V. irritate or annoy (someone).
  17. Pecuniary
    A. of, relating to, or consisting of money.
  18. Pusillanimous
    A. showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
  19. Recumbent
    A. (especially of a person or human figure) lying down.

    N. a recumbent bicycle.
  20. Stratagem
    N. a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end

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