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Atrophy
1. Wasting way of body organ/tissue (progressive failure), 2. waste away
Bastion
Stronghold
Concord
State of agreement
Consummate
1. Perfect/Complete, 2. bring to perfection
Disarray
1. Disorder/confusing, 2. to throw into disorder
Exigency
urgency, an emergency
Flotsam
Floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
Frenetic
frenzied
Glean
Gather bit by bit
Grouse
1. Bird, 2. to complain
Incarcerate
to imprison
Incumbent
required, one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
Jocular
humorous
Ludicrous
ridiculous
Mordant
Biting in thought, sharp/harsh
Nettle
1. prickly/stinging plant, 2. arouse displeasure, to vex/irritate severely
Pecuniary
consisting of money, of/related to money
Pusillanimous
contemptibly cowardly/mean spirited
Recumbent
Lying down
Stratagem
Scheme to outwit/deceive an opponent to gain an end
Acuity
Sharpness (>>mind/senses)
Delineate
Portray accurately/vivid detail
Depraved
Marked by evil/corruption, devoid of moral principles.
Enervate
weaken/lessen
(opposite of dr00d spell xD)
Esoteric
intended for/understood by only a select few
Fecund
furitful in offspring/vegetation, intellectually productive
Fiat
arbitrary order/decree, act of will/command
Figment
fabrication of mind (duh)
Garner
acquire as reqult of effort, gather & store away
Hallow
Set apart as holy/sacred, to honor greatly
Idiosyncrasy
peculiarity that serves to distinguish or dientify
QUIRK
Ignominy
Shame, disgrace
Mundane
earthly, relating to practical and material affiars, concerned with ordinary things
Nuance
subtle/slight variation (in color, meaning, quality...)
Overweening
Conceited, excessive
Perchant
strong attraction/inclination
Reputed
1. according to reputation, having widespread acceptance & good rep, 2. alleged
Sophistry
reasoning that seems plausible - actually unsound
Sumptuous
costly
Umbiquitous
present/existing everywhere
Abject
degraded, unrelieved
Agnostic
1. one who believes that nothing can be known about God, 2. without fath, skeptical
Complicity
Involvement in wrongdoing, state of being an accomplice
Derelict
1. Abandoned/Neglected someone, left abandoned, 2. neglectful of duty
Diatribe
Tirade
Equity
State of being fair
Inane
Silly
Indictment
act of accusing
Indubitable
not to be doubted/denied
Intermittent
Sporadic
Effigy
crude image of despised person
Moot
1. open to discussion/debate, 2. to bring up for discussion, 3. hypothetical law case argued by students
Motif
theme
Neophyte
new convert
Perspicacity
keenkess in observing and understandin
Plenary
Completeness
Surveillance
watch kept over a person
Sylvan
Pertaining to woods
Testy
easily irritated
Travesty
1. grotesque/grossly inferior imitation, a disguise, 2. to redicule by imitating in a borad/burlesque fashion