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Level G Unit 4

TermDefinition
Atrophy (n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away
Bastion (n.) a fortified place , stronghold
Concord (n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
Consummate (adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v.) to bring to a state of completion or perfection
Disarray (n.) disorder, confusion; (v.) to throw into disorder
Exigency (n., often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
Flotsam (n.) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
Frenetic (adj.) frenzied, highly agitated
Glean (v.) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in the field by the reapers
Grouse (n.) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v.) to complain, grumble
Incarcerate (v.) to imprison, confine, jail
Incumbant (adj.) obligatory, required; (n.) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
Jocular (adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
Ludicrous (adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd
Mordant (adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
Nettle (n.) a prickly or stinging plant; (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
Pecuniary (adj.) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
Pusillanimous (adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
Recumbant (adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or or resting
Stratagem (n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end