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disarray
n. disorder, confusion; v. to throw into disorder
atrophy
n. the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; v. to waste away
asseverate
v. to affirm earnestly and with emphasis
glean
v. to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
consummate
adj. complete or perfect in the highest degree; v. to bring to a state of completion or perfection
grouse
n. a type of game bird; a complaint; v. to complain, grumble
bastion
v. a fortified place, stronghold
exigency
n. urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
flotsam
n. floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
concord
n. a state of agreement, harmony; a treaty
prepossessing
adj. pleasing, tending to create a favorable impression
recumbent
adj. in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
incarcerate
v. to imprison, confine, jail
ludicrous
adj. ridiculous, laughable, absurd
mordant
adj. biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
pusillanimous
adj. contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
nettle
n. a prickly or stinging plant; v. to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
stratagem
n. a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
incumbent
adj. obligatory, required; n. one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
precuniary
adj. consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
jocular
adj. humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
frenetic
adj. frenzied, frantic, highly agitated