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atrophy
(N)the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v) to waste away.
SYNONYMS: (n) degeneration, deteriotation (V)wither.
ANTONYMS: (n) growth, development; (v)mature, develop
a body is a TROPHY...It wastes away
bastion
(n) a fortified place, stronghold
SYNONYMS: citadel, rampart, bulwark, parapet
Bastille-castle-stronghold
concord
(n) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
ANTONYMS: disagreement, strife, discord
Lexington and Concord- opposite
consummate
(adj) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v) to bring to a state of completion or perfection
SYNONYMS: (adj) masterful; (v) clinch, conclude
ANTONYMS: (V) Launch, initiate, begin, kick off
Consummate a marriage
disarray
(n) disorder, confusion (v) to throw into disorder
SYNONYMS: (n) disorganization; (v) dishevel, mess up
ANTONYMS: (n) organization, order, tidiness
dissarray-disorder
exigency
(n, often pl.) urgency, pressure, urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
SYNONYMS: requirement, crisis
exit+emergency
flotsam
(n) floating debris, homeless, impoverished people.
SYNONYMS: floating wreckage
Flotsam- dolpin-sea- garbage
frenetic
(adj) frenzied, highly agitated
SYNONYMS: frantic, overwrought
ANTONYMS: calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely
FRENZY!
glean
(v) to gather bit by bit to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
SYNONYMS: collect, cull, pick up
Glean-clean- pick up bit by bit
grouse
(n) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v) to complain grumble
SYNONYMS: (v) gripe, kvetch, bellyache
grouse-goose-
Incarcerate
(v) to imprison, confine, jail.
SYNONYMS: intern, immure
ANTONYMS: liberate, release, free
Jail
Incumbent
(adj.) obligatory, required; (n) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
SYNONYMS: (adj) mandatory, necessary,
ANTONYMS: Optional, unnecessary
IT is incumbent up you to...
Jocular
(adj)humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
SYNONYMS: waggish, facetious, droll, witty
ANTONYMS: humorless, solemn, grave, earnest, grim
jokingly
Ludicrous
(adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd
SYNONYMS: risible, preposterous
ANTONYMS: heartrending, poignant, pathetic
Ludicrous...
Mordant
(Adj) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
SYNONYMS: acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic, scathing
ANYONYMSL bland, mild, gentle, soothing
Morder
Nettle
(n) a prickly or stinging plant (v) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely.
SYNONTMS: (v) peeve, annoy, incense, gall, irk
ANTONYMS: (v) please, delight, soothe, pacify
from a prickly cactus
Pecuniary
(adj) consisting of or measured in money; of or relating to money
SYNONYMS: monetary, fiscal
Pecuniary-pesos
Pusillanimous
(adj) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
SYNOYNMS: craven, lily-livered
ANTONYMS: stouthearted, courageous, daring.
Pus- wuss-
recumbent
(adj) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
SYNONYMS: prone, prostrate, supine, inactive
ANTONYMS: erect, upright, energetic, dynamic
recliner
Strategem
(n) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end.
SYNONYMSL ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge
strategy