Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 4 Deck (20):
(n) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure
(v) to waste away
The ATROPHY of the friendship started with the people involved growing farther involved.
a fortified place, stronghold
The UN is a CITADEL for the unity of nations worldwide.
a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity, a treaty, pact, covenant
The weather and my mood seemed to be in perfect CONCORD today; I was happy and so was the weather.
(n) disorder, confusion
(v) to throw into disorder
I was disheartened when I walked into my room and it was in such a DISARRAY that it was impossible to walk two feet without colliding with some piece of debris.
urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
I believe that your homework has more EXIGENCY than catching up on your tv show.
floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
It is disgusting to see all the ugly
FLOTSAM floating at the top of the water.
frenzied, highly agitated
Jane lost her pocketbook and was FRENETIC to try and find it.
To gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
Once you GLEAN all the information, you can interpret and analyze it.
(n) a type of game bird, a complaint
(v) to complain, grumble
Don't GROUSE about the performance when you cannot do much bett
to imprison, confine, jail
My internal emotions were INCARCERATED as what I really wanted to say was kept a sec
(adj) obligatory, required
(n) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
The INCUMBENT secretary holds office until 2015.
humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
It is hard to be in a JOCULAR mood after one's passing.
ridiculous, laughable, absurd
It is LUDICROUS that a homework assignment was not done by you when you were given two weeks to do it.
biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
Maybe you'll come across as more friendly if you don't make so many MORDANT remarks.
(n) a biting or stinging plant
(v) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
Stop NETTLING me with questions and let me sleep in peace.
consisting of our measured in money; of or related to money
The bank deals with bank accounts and other PECUNIARY matters.
contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
The soldiers at war defending their country are the opposite of PUSILLANIMOUS.
in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
I lay RECUMBENT against the tree, waiting for the day to end.