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Group 4A Asseverate: (v) to affirm earnestly and with emphasis Ex: asseverate their loyalty to the cause Atrophy: (n) the wasting away of a body organ.

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1 Group 4A Asseverate: (v) to affirm earnestly and with emphasis Ex: asseverate their loyalty to the cause Atrophy: (n) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure (v) to waste away Ex: muscles that have begun to atrophy Bastion: (n) a fortified play, stronghold Ex: a bastion of conservation

2 Concord: (n) a state of agreement, harmony; a treaty Ex: a spirit of concord Consummate: (adj) complete or perfect in the highest degree (v) to bring to a state of completion or perfection Ex: a work of consummate artistry Disarray: (n) disorder, confusion (v) to throw into disorder Ex: in a state of disarray

3 Exigency: (n) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency Ex: the exigency of the situation Flotsam: (n) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people Ex: flotsam and jetsam Frenetic: (adj) frenzied, frantic, highly agitated Ex: a(n) frenetic search for the report Glean: (v) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers Ex: eventually glean the truth

4 Grouse: (n) a type of game bird; a complaint (v) to complain, grumble Ex: grouse about one’s salary

5 Synonyms: Group 4A 1.To collect, cull, pick up, gather 2.Urgency; a need, demand, requirement 3.Agreement, unanimity; a pact, covenant 4.A citadel, stronghold, rampart, bulwark 5.Frenzied, frantic 6.Floating wreckage, debris 7.Degeneration, deterioration; to wither 8.To gripe, complain, kvetch, bellyache 9.Aver, avow, affirm, avouch 10.Disorder, confusion, disorganization 11.To clinch, conclude, masterful

6 1.Glean 2.Exigency 3.Concord 4.Bastion 5.Frenetic 6.Flotsam 7.Atrophy 8.Grouse 9.Asseverate 10.Disarray 11.consummate

7 Group 4B Incarcerate: (v) to imprison, confine, jail Ex: incarcerated in the state penitentiary Incumbent: (adj) obligatory, required (n) one who hold a specific office at the time spoken of (i.e. reelection) Ex: a duty incumbent on all Americans Jocular: (adj) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking Ex: ina delightfully jocular mood Ludicrous: (adj) ridiculous, laughable, absurd Ex: a ludicrous comment

8 Mordant: (adj) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh Ex: a mordant comment Nettle: (v) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely (n) a prickly or stinging plant Ex: nettled by the reply Pecuniary: (adj) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money Ex: pecuniary considerations

9 Prepossessing: (adj) pleasing, tending to create a favorable impression Ex: a prepossessing manner Pusillanimous: (adj) contemptibly cowardly or mean- spirited Ex: a pusillanimous attitude Recumbent: (adj) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting Ex: recumbent on the couch Stratagem: (n) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end Ex: resorted to a clever stratagem

10 Synonyms: All 1. risible, ridiculous, laughable, absurd 2. A ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge 3. cowardly, craven, lily-livered 4. winsome, engaging, captivating 5. prone, prostrate, supine; inactive 6. To collect, cull, pick up, gather 7. urgency; a need, demand, requirement 8. To clinch, conclude; masterful 9. agreement, unanimity; a pact, covenant 10. To imprison, jail, intern, immure 11. A citadel, stronghold, rampart, bulwark

11 1.ludicrous 2.Stratagem 3.Pusillanimous 4.Prepossessing 5.Recumbent 6.Glean 7.Exigency 8.Consummate 9.Concord 10.Incarcerate 11.bastion

12 12. frenzied, frantic 13. Floating wreckage, debris 14. obligatory, mandatory, required 15. waggish, facetious, droll, witty 16. monetary, financial 17. degeneration, deterioration; to wither 18. To gripe, complain, kvetch, bellyache 19. To aver, avow, affirm, avouch 20. To peeve, vex, annoy, incense, gall, irk 21. disorder, confusion, disorganization 22. caustic, acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic

13 12. Frenetic 13. Flotsam 14. Incumbent 15. Jocular 16. Pecuniary 17. Atrophy 18. Grouse 19. Asseverate 20. Nettle 21. Disarray 22. Mordant


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