Unit 4:


2. David Basile. Bastion: (n.) a fortified place, stronghold
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Before the Bastille became a prison it was originally a fortified bastion during the 1300's.

5. Scott Nickelsberg. Disarray: (n.) dissorder or confusion; (v.) to become dissorderly
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My room is in such disarray that nothing can be found.

Anthony DeAngelis. Grouse: (n.) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v.) to complain
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After listening to the caller grouse about his situation, she calmly walked him through the problem.

11. Alicia Darcy. Incarcerate: (v.) to imprison someone, to jail
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BA man convicted of grand larceny will be incarcerated to federal prison for many years.



14. Krista Meyermann. Ludicrous: (adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd

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My mother thinks Ludacris' music is ludicrous.
8. Christine Miller. Frenetic (adj): crazy, frantic

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The night before a vocab quiz I study frenetically.
Taylor Draham: pecuniary, (adj) consisting in or measured in money, of or related to money
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The man suffered from pecuniary loss when he was fired from his job.

Sam Cyliax: Recumbent: (adj.) In a reclining position, lying down.
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The man was recumbent on his chair after suffering through a hard day at work.

20. Ramil Erasmo. Stratagem: (n.) a scheme to deceive an opponent or attain a goal
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The chess player used an ingenious stratagem to checkmate his opponent.

Katie Hogan. Jocular: (adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
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The man's jocular personality got him a job as the kings jester.

Stephen Piccolo. Pusillanimous: (adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited

The pusillanimous high-schooler tricked his friend so he would deal a vicious blow to his sworn enemy.


Devin Dromgoole. Exigency: (n., often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency

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Our national economy is currently going through a state of exigency.

Richard Schiavone: Flotsam: floating debris; homeless, impoverished people

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Boaters, swimmers, and all others who enjoy the oceans and bays should watch out for flotsam on the waters.

Drew Deiling: Concord (noun): an agreement between persons, groups, nations, etc.; peace, harmony

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The two countries came to a concord regarding trade.

Sara Sharp. Nettle (n.) a prickly or stinging plant (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience or anger.

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My dad was nettled at the fact that my room was so messy.

1.) Joe Kasprack. Atrophy (n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; and progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away

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School days take a lot out of me and make me feel like I am slowly atrophing.


Julie Millisky. Incumbent (adj.) - necessary, required, mandatory
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To get into Harvard, it is incumbent that you have a GPA higher than 3.5 at the end of your high school career.


Dana Schules. Ubiquituos (adj.) - present or existing everywhere

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People who have faith in God, may also believe that He has an ubiquituos eye that watches over everyone who accepts him.
Monica Emma_(n.) type of game bird. (v.) to complain or gripe.
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(n.) "Hey, look at that big grouse!" "oops.." (v.) Any person would grouse after being shot by the Vice President.
Kelsey Tannock. Mordant (adj) bitterly harsh comments
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The student's mordant language made his teacher angry and got him sent to the principal's office.

Brenna Koehler. Glean (v): to gather bit by bit
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The principal interrogated the student until he was able to glean the truth.

13. Amanda Hamilton. Jocular (adj): witty, humorous
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The kids in my neighborhood were very jocular as they were waiting for Santa Claus to appear on top of the fire truck.