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Level G. Unit 4 Vocabulary. ATROPHY. Definition: (n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away Synonyms: degeneration, wither Antonyms: growth, development. BASTION. Definition: (n.)a fortified place, stronghold

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level g

Level G

Unit 4

Vocabulary

atrophy
ATROPHY
  • Definition: (n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away
  • Synonyms: degeneration, wither
  • Antonyms: growth, development
bastion
BASTION
  • Definition: (n.)a fortified place, stronghold
  • Synonyms: citadel, bulwark
concord
CONCORD
  • Definition: (n.) a state of agreement, harmony; a treaty, pact, covenant
  • Antonyms: disagreement, strife, discord
consummate
CONSUMMATE
  • Definition: (adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree;

(v.) to bring to a state of

completion or perfection

  • Synonyms: masterful,

conclude

  • Antonyms: launch, begin,

kick off

disarray
DISARRAY
  • Definition: (n.) disorder, confusion; (v.) to throw into disorder
  • Synonyms: disorganization, dishevel
  • Antonyms: organization, tidiness, order
exigency
EXIGENCY
  • Definition: (n.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, an emergency
  • Synonyms: requirement, crisis
flotsam
FLOTSAM
  • Definition: (n.) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
  • Synonyms: floating wreckage
frenetic
FRENETIC
  • Definition: (adj.) frenzied,

highly agitated, distraught

  • Synonyms: frantic,

overwrought

  • Antonyms: calm,

controlled,

relaxed

glean
GLEAN
  • Definition: (v.) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
  • Synonyms: collect,
  • cull, pick up
grouse
GROUSE
  • Definition: (n.) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v.) to complain, grumble
  • Synonyms: gripe, bellyache, whine
incarcerate
INCARCERATE
  • Definition: (v.) to imprison, confine, jail
  • Synonyms: intern, immure
  • Antonyms: liberate,
  • release, free
incumbent
INCUMBENT
  • Definition: (adj.) obligatory, required (n). One who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
  • Synonyms: mandatory, necessary
  • Antonyms: optional,
  • unnecessary
jocular
JOCULAR
  • Definition: (adj.) humorous, jesting, joking
  • Synonyms: waggish, droll, witty
  • Antonyms: humorless, solemn
ludicrous
LUDICROUS
  • Definition: (adj.) ridiculous, laughable
  • Synonyms: preposterous
  • Antonyms: heartrending, pathetic
mordant
MORDANT
  • Definition: (adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; bitterly harsh
  • Synonyms: acrimonious, scathing
  • Antonyms: bland, mild, gentle
nettle
NETTLE
  • Definition: (n.) a prickly or stinging plant; (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to irritate severely
  • Synonyms: peeve, annoy,
  • incense, irk
  • Antonyms: please,
  • delight, pacify
pecuniary
PECUNIARY
  • Definition: (adj.) consisting of or measured in money; related to money
  • Synonyms: monetary, financial
pusillanimous
PUSILLANIMOUS
  • Definition: (adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean - spirited
  • Synonyms: craven, lily-livered
  • Antonyms: courageous,
  • daring
recumbent
RECUMBENT
  • Definition: (adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, posture of sleeping or resting
  • Synonyms: prone, inactive
  • Antonyms: erect, upright, energetic
stratagem
STRATAGEM
  • Definition: (n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
  • Synonyms: ruse, trick, ploy