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Atrophy

The wasting away of a body organ or tissue. To waste away. Degeneration

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Bastion

A fortified place, stronghold. Citadel

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Concord

A state of agreement, harmony, treaty, pact.

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Consummate

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

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Disarray

Disorder, confusion; to throw into disorder. Disorganization

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Exigency

Urgency, pressure; urgent demand. Crisis

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Flotsam

Floating debris; homeless, impoverished people. Floating wreckage

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Fernetic

Frenzied, highly agitated. Frantic

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Glean

To gather bit by bit. Collect

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Grouse

A complaint; to complain. Gripe

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Incarcerate

To imprison. Confine

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Incumbent

Obligatory, required. Mandatory, necessary

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Jocular

Humorous, joking. Waggish

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Ludicrous

Ridiculous, laughable, absurd. Risible

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Mordant

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

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Nettle

A prickly or stingy plant. To arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger. Annoy

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Pecuniary

Consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money. Monetary

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Pusillanimous

Contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited. Craven

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Recumbent

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

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Stratagem

A scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end. Ruse, trick