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

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
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


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
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
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.