Alec's vocab unit 13

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Alec's vocab unit 13
2010-05-09 22:10:10
alec vocab unit

my freshman vocab
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  1. ad infinitum
    (adv) endlessly
  2. apportion
    (v) to divide and give out in shares, distribute
  3. bona fide
    (adj) genuine, sincere, authentic
  4. buoyant
    (adj) able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful or hopeful
  5. clique
    (n) a small, exclusive group of people
  6. concede
    (v) to admit as true; to yield, submit, to allow
  7. congenial
    (adj) getting along with others, agreeable, pleasant
  8. lofty
    (adj) very high, noble, elevated
  9. migration
    (n) a movement from one contry or region to another
  10. perceive
    (v) to observe or notice; to grasp mentally
  11. perverse
    (adj) inclined to go against what is expected, stubborn, contrary
  12. prelude
    (n) an introduction
  13. rancid
    (adj) stale, spoiled, foul, rotten
  14. rustic
    (adj) country-like; plain, unsophisticated
  15. sever
    (v) to seperate, divide into parts, cut off
  16. sordid
    (adj) wretchedly poor; run-down, mean or selfish
  17. untenable
    (adj) not capable of being held or defended; indefensible
  18. versatile
    (adj) able to do many things well, capable of many uses
  19. vindicate
    (v) to clear from charges of wrongdoing; to defend
  20. wane
    (v) to lose size, strength, or power