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atrophy
n-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-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 completeion or perfection
disarray
n-disorder, confusion v- to throw into disorder
exigency
urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need, an emergencyq
flotsam
floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
frenetic
frenzied, highly agitated
glean
to gather bit b bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
grouse
n-a type of game birg; a complaint v-to complain grumble
incarcerate
to imprison, confine, jail
incumbent
adj-obligatory, required n-one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
jocular
humorous,jesting.jolly,joking
ludicrous
ridiculous, laughable, absurd
mordant
biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
nettle
n-a prickly or stinging plant v-to arrouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
pecuniary
consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
pusillanimous
contemptbly cowardly or mean spririted
recubent
in reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
stratagem
a scheme to outwit or decieve an opponent or to gain an end