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Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 4


Vocabulary Workshop Level G (Grade 12) Unit 4

Vocabulary Workshop Level G (Grade 12) Unit 4

Word List

  1. atrophy
    (n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away
  2. incarcerate
    (v.) to imprison, confine, jail
  3. bastion
    (n.) a fortified place, stronghold
  4. incumbent
    (adj.) obligatory, required; (n.) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
  5. concord
    (n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant
  6. jocular
    (adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
  7. consummate
    (v.) to bring to a state of completion or perfection; (adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree
  8. ludicrous
    (adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd
  9. disarray
    (n.) disorder, confusion;(v.) to throw into disorder
  10. mordant
    (adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
  11. exigency
    (n., often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
  12. nettle
    (n.) a prickly or stinging plant; (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
  13. flotsam
    (n.) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
  14. pecuniary
    (adj.) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
  15. frenetic
    (adj.) frenzied, highly agitated
  16. pusillanimous
    (adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean–spirited
  17. glean
    (v.) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
  18. recumbent
    (adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
  19. grouse
    (n.) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v.) to complain, grumble
  20. stratagem
    (n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end

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