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Atrophy
(n.) the wasting of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure;(v.) to waste away
syn- (n.) degeneration, deterioration; (v.) wither
ant- (n.) growth, development; (v.) mature, develop
Bastion
(n.) a fortified place, stronghold
syn-citadel, rampart, bulwark, parapet
Concord
(n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimit; a treaty, pact, covenant
ant- disagreement, strife, discord
Consummate
(adj.)complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v.) to bring to a state of completion or perfection
syn-(adj.) masterful; (v.) clinch, conclude
ant- (adj.) launch, initiate, begin, kick off
Disarray
(n.) disorder, confusion; (v.) to throw into disorder
syn- (n.) disorganization (v.)dishevel, mess up
ant- (n.) organization, order, tidiness
Exigency
(n., often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
syn- requirement, crisis
Flotsam
(n.)floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
syn- floating wreckage
Frenetic
(adj.) frenzied, highly agitated
syn- frantic, overwrought
ant-calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely
Glean
(v.) to gather bit by bit; to gether small quantities of a grain left in a field by the reapers
syn- collect, cull, pick up
Grouse
(n.) a type of game bird; a comlaint; (v.) to complain, grumble
Incarcerate
(v.) to imprison, confine, jail
syn- intern, immure
ant- liberate, release, free
Incumbent
(adj.)obligatory; required; (n.) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
syn- (adj.)mandatory, necessary
ant- (adj.) optional, unnecessary
Jocular
(adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
syn- waggish, facetious, droll, witty
ant-humorless, solemn, grave, earnest, grim
Ludicrous
(adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd
syn- risible, preosterous
ant-heartrending, poignant, pathetic
Mordant
(adj.) biting or caustic in though, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
syn-acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic, scathing
ant-bland, mild, gentle, soothing
Nettle
(n.) a prickly or stinging plant; (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
syn-(v.) peeve, annoy, incense, gall, irk
ant-(v.) please, delight, soothe, pacify
Pecuniary
(adj) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
syn- monetary, financial
Pusillanimous
(adj.)contemptively cowardly or mean- spirited
syn- craven, lily-livered
ant- stouthearted, courageous, daring
Recumbent
(adj.)in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
syn- prone, prostrate, supine, inactive
ant- erect, upright, energetic, dynamic
Strategem
(n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
syn- ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge