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Stadlier Oxford G

WCHS Unit 4-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, 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 quanities 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 imprision, 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 thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
nettle (n) a pricly or stinging plant; (v) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
pecuniary (adj) consisting of or measured inmoney; of or related to money
pusillanimous (adj) contempitbly 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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