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Vocab Unit 4 D G

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 4 Definitions 12th Grade Level G

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. 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 a field by the reapers
Grouse n. a type of game bird; a complaint; v. to complain; grumble
Incarcerate v. to imprison, confine, jail
Incumbent 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 though, manner, or style, sharply or bitterly harsh
Nettle n. a prickly or stinging plain; v. to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger, to vex or irrate severely
Pecuniary adj. consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
Pusillanimous adj. contemptibly cowardly or mean spirited
Recumbent adj. in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
Stratagem n. a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
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