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atrophy
the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v) to waste away
bastion
a fortified place, stronghold
concord
(n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
consummate
complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v) to bring to a state of completion or perfection
disarray
disorder, confusion (v) to throw into disorder
exigency
urgency, pressure, urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
flotsam
floating debris, homeless, impoverished people
frenetic
frenzied, highly agitated
glean
to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
grouse
a type of game bird, a complaint, (v) to complain, grumble
articulate
(v) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words, to connect by a joint or joints (adj) expressed clearly and forcefully, able to employ language clearly and forcefully, jointed
cavort
to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
credence
belief, mental acceptance
decry
to condemn, express strong dissaproval; to officially depreciate
dissemble
to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
distraught
very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
eulogy
a formal statement or commendation; high praise
evince
to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
exhume
to remove from a grave; to bring to light
feckless
lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsiblle, unreliable
murky
dark and gloomy, obscure, lacking in clarity and precision
nefarious
wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
piquant
stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent, appealingly provocative
primordial
developed or created at the very beginning, going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage, fundamental, basic
propinquity
nearness in place or time, primal
unwonted
not usual or expected, not in character
utopian
founded upon or involving a visionary viwe of an ideal world, impractical
verbiage
language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordliness, a manner or expression
verdant
green in tint or color, immature in experience or judgment
viscous
having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
incarcerate
to imprison, confine, jail
incumbent
obligatory, required; 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
a prickly or stinging plant, to arouse displeasure, impatient or anger, to vex or irritate severly
pecuniary
consisting of or measured in money, of or related to money
pusillanimous
contempibly cowardly or mean-spirited
recumbent
in a reclining position, lying down, in posture of one sleeping or resting
strategem
a scheme to outwit or decieve an opponent or to gain an end