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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 sense, 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

annex

v. to add to, attach; to incorporate; n. an attachment or addition

cleave

v. to cut or split open; to cling to

cordial

adj. in a friendly manner, hearty; cheery; n. a liqueur

cornerstone

n. the starting point of a building; a fundamental principle or element

debacle

n. an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure

devitalize

v. to make weak or lifeless

embroil

v. to involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw into confusion

exonerate

v. to clear from a charge or accusation

glib

adj. ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere

haphazard

adj. by chance, not planned; lacking order

improvise

v. to compose or perform without preparation; to construct from available materials

incite

v. to rouse, stir up, urge on

influx

n. a coming in, inflow

pallor

n. an extreme or unnatural paleness

pedigree

n. a list of ancestors, family tree; the history or origins of something

precipitous

adj. very steep

profuse

adj. very abundant; given or flowing freely

reconcile

v. to restore to friendship; to settle; to resign (oneself)

shackle

v. to put into chains; (n., usually pl.) a chain, fetter

threadbare

adj. shabby, old and worn

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