Unit 13

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ad infinitum

(adv.) endlessly

apportion

(v.) to divide and give out in shares

bona fide

(adj.) genuine; sincere

buoyant

(adj.) able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful

clique

(n.) a small, exclusive group of people

concede

(v.) to admit as true; to yield, submit

congenial

(adj.) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant

lofty

(adj.) very high; noble

migration

(n.) a movement from one country or region to another

perceive

(v.) to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally

perverse

(adj.) inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned away from what is good and proper

prelude

(n.) an introduction; that which comes before or leads off

rancid

(adj.) stale, spoiled

rustic

(adj.) country-like; simple, plain; awkward; (n.) one who lives in the country

sever

(v.) to separate, divide into parts

sordid

(adj.) wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish

untenable

(adj.) not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain

versatile

(adj.) able to do many things well; capable of many uses

vindicate

(v.) to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify

wane

(v.) to lose size, strength, or power

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