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20 terms

Vocab Unit 13

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ad infinitum
Definition: endlessly
Part of Speech: adverb
Synonyms: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly
Antonyms: succintly, concisely, tersely, briefly
apportion
Definition: to divide and give out in shares
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to distribute, allot, parcel out, allocate
Antonyms: keep, save, posses, preserve
bona fide
Definition: genuine
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: authentic, indisputable, legitimate, certified
Antonyms: flase, fake, bogus, spurious, counterfeit
buoyant
Definition: able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: blithe, jaunty, lighthearted, animated
Antonyms: downcast, depressed, gloomy, morose
clique
Definition: a small, exclusive group of people
Part of Speech: noun
Synonyms: an inner circle, coterie
Antonyms: group, gathering, council
concede
Definition: to admit as true; to yield, submit
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to acknowledge, grant, allow, assent
Antonyms: to contest, dispute, gainsay, challenge
congenial
Definition: getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: friendly, sociable, amiable, compatible
Antonyms: disagreeable, surly; cold, standoffish
lofty
Definition: very high; noble
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: elevated, towering; exalted, grand
Antonyms: base, petty, low, sordid, despicable
migration
Definition: a movement from one country or region to another
Part of Speech: noun
Synonyms: a population shift, mass movement
Antonyms: small movement, population stable
perceive
Definition: to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to notice, discern; to understand
Antonyms: to miss, overlook, be blind to
perverse
Definition: inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned away from what is good or proper
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: obstinate, contrary, mulish; wayward
Antonyms: tractable, docile, amendable, yielding
prelude
Definition: an introduction; that which comes before or leads off
Part of Speech: noun
Synonyms: a preface, overture, prologue, "curtain raiser"
Antonyms: an epilogue, postlude, aftermath
rancid
Definition: stale, spoiled
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid
Antonyms: wholesome, fresh
rustic
Definition: 1.) countrylike; simple, plain; awkward 2.) one who lives in the country
Part of Speech: 1.) adjective 2.) noun
Synonyms: rough, unsophisticated, countrified
Antonyms: citified, urban; sophisticated, suave
sever
Definition: to separate, divide into parts
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to cut off, amputate; to break off, dissolve
Antonyms: to join, unite, weld together
sordid
Definition: wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: filthy, squalid; base, vile; seedy, sleazy
Antonyms: pure, noble; opulent, lavish
untenable
Definition: not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: indefensible, insupportable, groundless
Antonyms: irreftuable, impregnable, incontestable
versatile
Definition: able to do many things well; capable of many uses
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: adaptable, handy, all-around, many-sided
Antonyms: limited, specialized, restricted
vindicate
Definition: to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to acquit, absolve, exonerate; to advocate
Antonyms: to implicate, incriminate, codemn, convict
wane
Definition: to lose size, strength, or power
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to diminish, decline, subside, dwindle
Antonyms: to grow, wax, amplify, balloon, increase