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Atrophy

The wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline; or failure to waste away

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Bastion

A fortified place, stronghold

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Concord

A state of agreement, harmony, unanimity ; A treaty, pact, covenant

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Consummate

Complete or perfect in the highest degree; to bring to a state of completion or perfection

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Disarray

Disorder, confusion; to throw into disorder

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Exigency

Urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency

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Flotsam

Floating debris; homeless, impoverished people

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Frenetic

Frenzied, highly agitated

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Glean

Together bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers

10

Grouse

A type of gamebird; a complaint; to complain, grumble

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Incarcerate

To imprison confine or jail

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Incumbent

Obligatory, required; one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of

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Jocular

Humorous, jesting, jolly, joking

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Ludicrous

Ridiculous, laughable, absurd

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Mordant

Biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh

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Nettle

A prickly or stinging plant; to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely

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Pecuniary

Consisting of or measured in money; or related to money

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Pusillanimous

Contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited

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Recumbent

In a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting

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Stratagem

A scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end