Unit 13 Vocabulary Words

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  1. Ad Infinitum
    • (adverb) endlessly
    • Synonyms: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly.
    • Antonyms: succinctly, concisely, tersely, briefly.
  2. Apportion
    • (verb) to divide and give out into shares.
    • Synonyms: distribute, allot, parcel out, allocate.
    • Antonyms: (none)
  3. Bona Fide
    • (adjective) genuine sincere
    • Synonyms: authentic, indisputable, legitimate,  certified.
    • Antonyms: false, fake, bogus, spurious, counterfeit.
  4. Buoyant
    • (adjective) able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful.
    • Synonyms: blithe, jaunty, lighthearted, animated.
    • Antonyms: downcast, depressed, gloomy, morose.
  5. Clique
    • (noun) a small, exclusive group of people.
    • Synonyms: inner circle, coterie.
    • Antonyms: (none)
  6. Concede
    • (verb) to admit to be true; yield, submit. 
    • Synonyms: acknowledge, grant, allow, assent. 
    • Antonyms: contest, dispute, gainsay, challenge.
  7. Congenial
    • (adjective) getting on well with others, agreeable and pleasant.
    • Synonyms: friendly, sociable, amiable, compatible.
    • Antonyms: disagreeing, surly, cold, standoffish.
  8. Lofty
    • (adjective) very high, noble.
    • Synonyms: elevated, towering, exalted, grand.
    • Antonyms: base, petty, low, sordid, despicable.
  9. Migration
    • (noun) a movement from one country or regain to another.
    • Synonyms: population shift, mass movement
    • Antonyms: (none)
  10. Preceive
    • (verb) to be aware through the senses; observe, to grasp mentally.
    • Synonyms: notice, discern, understand.
    • Antonyms: miss, overlook, be blind to.
  11. Perverse
    • (adjective) inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned away from what is good and proper.
    • Synonyms: obstinate, contrary, mulish, wayward.
    • Antonyms: tractable, docile, amenable, yielding.
  12. Preclude
    • (noun) an introduction; that which come before or leads off.
    • Synonyms: preface, overture, prologue, curtain raiser.
    • Antonyms: epilogue, postlude, aftermath.
  13. Rancid
    • (adjective) stale, spoiled
    • Synonyms: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid.
    • Antonyms: wholesale, fresh.
  14. Rustic
    • (adjective)(noun) country like, simple, plain, awkward; one who lives in the country.
    • Synonyms: rough, unsophisticated, countrified.
    • Antonyms: citified, urban, sophisticated, suave.
  15. Server
    • (noun) to separate, divide into parts. 
    • Synonyms: cut off, amputate, break off, dissolve.
    • Antonyms: join, unite, weld together.
  16. Sordid
    • (adjective) wretchedly poor; run down; mean or selfish.
    • Synonyms: filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy sleazy.
    • Antonyms: pure, noble, opulent, lavish.
  17. Untenable
    • (adjective) not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain.
    • Synonyms: indefensible, insupportable, groundless.
    • Antonyms: irrefutable, impregnable, incontestable.
  18. Versatile
    • (adjective) able to do many things well; capable of many uses.
    • Synonyms: adaptable, handy, all-around, many sided.
    • Antonyms: limited, specialized, restricted.
  19. Vindicate
    • (verb) clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify.
    • Synonyms: acquit, absolve, exonerate, advocate.
    • Antonyms: implicate, incriminate, condemn, convict.
  20. Wane
    • (verb) to loose size, strength, or power.
    • Synonyms: diminish, decline, subside, dwindle.
    • Antonyms: grow, wax, amplify, balloon, increase.

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