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the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; to waste away
atrophy
a fortified place, stronghold
bastion
a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, or covenant
concord
complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to a state of completion or perfection
consummate
disorder, confusion; to throw into disorder
disarray
urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need, an emergency
exigency
floating debris; homeless. impoverished people
flotsam
frenzied, highly agitated
frenetic
to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of information
glean
a type of game bird; a complaint; to complain, to grumble
grouse
to imprison, confine, jail
incarcerate
obligatory, required; one who holds a specific office
incumbent
humurous, jesting, jolly, joking
jocular
ridiculous, laughably ridiculous
ludicrous
biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharpely or bitterly harsh
mordant
a prickly or stinging pain; to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate seriously
nettle
consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
pecuniary
contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
pussillanimous
in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of sleeping or resting
recumbent
a scheme to outwit or decieve an opponent or to gain an end
strategem