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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
consumate
(adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree
(v.) to bring to a state of completion
disarray
(n.) disorder, confusion
(v.) to throw into disorder
exigency
(n. often plural) 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 reapers
grouse
(n.) a type of bird; a complaint
(v.) to complain, grumble
incarcerate
(v.) to imprison, confine, jail
incumbent
(adj.) obligatory, required
(n.) one who currently holds office
jocular
(adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
ludicruos
(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
pecuniary
(adj.) consisting of or measured in money; of or relating to money
pusillanimous
(adj.) cowardly or mean-spirited
recumbent
(adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
strategem
(n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end