Units 13-15 VocabulaRY Workshop Level D

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ad infinitum

(adv) endlessly

apportion

(v) to divide and give out in shares, distribute

bona fide

(adj) genuine, sincere, authentic

buoyant

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

clique

(n) a small, exclusive group of people

concede

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

congenial

(adj) getting along with others, agreeable, pleasant

lofty

(adj) very high, noble, elevated

migration

(n) a movement from one contry or region to another

perceive

(v) to observe or notice; to grasp mentally

perverse

(adj) inclined to go against what is expected, stubborn, contrary

prelude

(n) an introduction

rancid

(adj) stale, spoiled, foul, rotten

rustic

(adj) country-like; plain, unsophisticated

sever

(v) to seperate, divide into parts, cut off

sordid

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

untenable

(adj) not capable of being held or defended; indefensible

versatile

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

vindicate

(v) to clear from charges of wrongdoing; to defend

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 fundmental principle or element

Debacle

(n.) an overwelming defeat, rout; a completecollapse 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 or 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

abase

(v) to lower in esteem, humiliate

actuate

(v) to move to action; to impel

avert

(v) to turn aside, turn away, to prevent

boorish

(adj) rude, unrefined, clumsy

brunt

(n) the main impact, force, or blow

combatant

(n) a fighter; (adj) engaged in fighting

dormant

(adj) inactive; in a state of suspension, resting

dubious

(adj) causing suspicion, in a doubtful state of mind, undecided

harangue

(v) to deliver a loud, ranting speech; (n) a loud speech

harry

(v) to make a destructive raid on; to torment or harrass

impenitent

(adj) not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses

knave

(n) a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful person

legion

(n) a large military force; a large number of people; (adj) many

liberality

(n) generosity

plaintiff

(n) one who begins a lawsuit, accuser

probe

(v) to examine or investigate; (n) an investigation or device used to examine

protract

(v) to draw out or lengthen in space or time; extend

quarry

(v) to cut or take from; (n) a place stone is taken from or prey

spurn

(v) to refuse with scorn, reject, turn down

subterfuge

(n) an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something

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