20 terms

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