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Sadlier Level G 4-6

Sadlier Level G Unit 4-6 Walker

TermDefinition
atrophy wasting away of a body organ or tissue; to waste away
bastion a fortified place, a stronghold
concord a state of agreement, harmony; a treaty, pact, covenant
consummate complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to a state of completion
disarray disorder, confusion; to throw into disorder
exigency urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
flotsam floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
frenetic frenzied, highly agitated
glean to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain
grouse a type of game bird; a complaint; to complain, grumble
incarcerate to imprison, confine, jail
incumbent obligatory, required; one who holds a specific office
jocular humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
ludicrous ridiculous, laughable, absurd
mordant biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply bitter or harsh
nettle a prickly stinging plant; to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger
pecuniary consisting of or measured in money; of or relating to money
pusillanimous contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
recumbent in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
stratagem a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
acuity sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate or vivid detail; to represent pictorially
depraved marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
enervate to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
esoteric intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
fecund fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
garner to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
hallow to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
idiosyncrasy a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy shame or disgrace
mundane earthly, worldly, relating to practical or material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
nuance a subtle or slight variation(as in color, meaning, quality) delicate gradation or shade
overweening conceited, presumptuous, excessive, immoderate
penchant a strong attraction or inclination
reputed according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation
sophistry reason that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous present or existing everywhere
abject degraded; base; contemptible; cringing, servile, complete and unrelieved
agnostic one who believes that nothing can be known about God; without faith
complicity involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
derelict someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; left abandoned
diatribe a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
effigy a crude image of a despised person
equity the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment
inane silly, empty of meaning or value
indictment the act of accusing; a formal accusation
indubitable certain, not to be doubted or denied
intermittent stopping or beginning again, sporadic
moot open to discussion and debate, unresolved; to bring up for discussion; a law case studied by students
motif a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in design
neophyte a new convert, beginner, novice
perspicacity keenness in observing and understanding
plenary complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all members
surveillance a watch kept over a person; careful, close and disciplined observation
sylvan pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest
testy easily irritated; characterized by impatience or exasperation
travesty a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; to ridicule by imitating poorly
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