Unit 13

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Unit 13
2014-04-27 18:11:58

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  1. Ad infinitum
    • (adv.) endlessly
    • SYN: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly
    • ANT: succinctly, concisely, tersely, briefly
  2. Apportion
    • (v.) to divide and give out in shares
    • SYN: distribue, allot, parcel out, allocate
  3. Bona fide
    • (adj.) genuine; sincere
    • SYN: authentic, indisputable, legitimate, certified
    • ANT: false, fake, bogus, spurious, counterfeit
  4. Buoyant
    • (adj.) able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful
    • SYN: blithe, jaunty, lighthearted, animated
    • ANT: downcast, depressed, gloomy, morose
  5. Clique
    • (n.) a small, exclusive group of people
    • SYN: inner circle, coterie
  6. Concede
    • (v.) to admit as true; to yield, submit
    • SYN: acknowledge, grant, allow, assent
    • ANT: contest, dispute, gainsay, challenge
  7. Congenial
    • (adj.) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant
    • SYN: friendly, sociable, amiable, compatible
    • ANT: disagreeable, surly, cold, standoffish
  8. Lofty
    • (adj.) very high; noble
    • SYN: elevated, towering, exalted, grand
    • ANT: base, petty, low, sordid, despicable
  9. Migration
    • (n.) a movement from one country or region to another
    • SYN: population shift, mass movement
  10. Perceive
    • (v.) to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally
    • SYN: notice, discern, understand
    • ANT: miss, overlook, be blind to
  11. Perverse
    • (adj.) inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned away from what is good and proper
    • SYN: obstinate, contrary, mulish, wayward
    • ANT: tractable, docile, amenable, yielding
  12. Prelude
    • (n.) an introduction; that which comes before or leads off
    • SYN: preface, overture, prologue, "curtain-raiser"
    • ANT: epilogue, postlude, aftermath
  13. Rancid
    • (adj.) stale, spoiled
    • SYN: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid
    • ANT: wholesome, fresh
  14. Rustic
    • (adj.) country-like; simple, plain; awkward;  (n.) one who lives in the country
    • SYN: rough, unsophisticated, countrified
    • ANT: citified, urban, sophisticated, suave
  15. Sever
    • (v.) to separate, divide into parts
    • SYN: cut off, amputate, break off, dissolve
    • ANT: join, unite, weld together
  16. Sordid
    • (adj.) wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish
    • SYN: filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy, sleazy
    • ANT: pure, noble, opulent, lavish
  17. Untenable
    • (adj.) not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain
    • SYN: indefensible, insupportable, groundless
    • ANT: irrefutable, impregnable, incontestable
  18. Versatile
    • (adj.) able to do many things well; capable of many uses
    • SYN: adaptable, handy, all-around, many-sided
    • ANT: limited, specialized, restricted
  19. Vindicate
    • (v.) to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify
    • SYN: acquit, absolve, exonerate, advocate
    • ANT: implicate, incriminate, condemn, convict
  20. Wane
    • (v.) to lose size, strength, or power
    • SYN: diminish, decline, subside, dwindle
    • ANT: grow, wax, amplify, balloon, increase