Vocabulary Unit 13

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  1. ad infinitum
    • (adj) endlessly
    • Synonyms: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly
    • Antonyms: succinctly, concisely, tersely, briefly
  2. apportion
    • (v) to divide and give out in shares
    • Synonyms: distribute, allot, parcel, out, allocate
  3. bona fide
    • (adj) genuine; sincere
    • Synonyms: authentic, indisputable, legitimate, certified
    • Antonyms: false, fake, bogus, spurious, counterfeit
  4. buoyant
    • (adj) able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful
    • Synonyms: blithe, jaunty, lighthearted, animated
    • Antonyms: downcast, depressed, gloomy, morose
  5. coterie
    • (n) a small, exclusive group of people
    • Synonyms: inner circle, clique
  6. concede
    • (v) to admit as true; to yield, submit
    • Synonyms: acknowledge, grant, allow, assent
    • Antonyms: contest, dispute, gainsay, challenge
  7. congenial
    • (adj) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant
    • Synonyms: friendly, sociable, amiable, compatible
    • Antonyms: disagreeable, surly, cold, standoffish
  8. lofty
    • (adj) very high; noble
    • Synonyms: elevated, towering, exalted, grand
    • Antonyms: base, petty, low, sordid, despicable
  9. migration
    • (n) a movement from one country or region to another
    • Synonyms: population shift, mass movement
  10. discern
    • (v) to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally
    • Synonyms: notice, perceive, understand
    • Antonyms: miss, overlook, be blind to
  11. perverse
    • (adj) 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. prelude
    • (n) an introduction; that which comes before or leads off
    • Synonyms: preface, overture, prologue, "curtain-raiser"
    • Antonyms: epilogue, postlude, aftermath
  13. rancid
    • (adj) stale, spoiled
    • Synonyms: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid
    • Antonyms: wholesome, fresh
  14. rustic
    • (adj) country-like; simple, plain, awkward; (n) one who lives in the country
    • Synonyms: (adj) rough, unsophisticated, countrified
    • Antonyms: (adj) citified, urban, sophisticated, suave
  15. sever
    • (v) to separate, divide into parts
    • Synonyms: cut off, amputate, break off, dissolve
    • Antonyms: join, unite, weld together
  16. sordid
    • (adj) wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish
    • Synonyms: filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy, sleazy
    • Antonyms: pure, noble, opulent, lavish
  17. untenable
    • (adj) not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain
    • Synonyms: indefensible, insupportable, groundless
    • Antonyms: irrefutable, impregnable, incontestable
  18. versatile
    • (adj) able to do man things well; capable of many uses
    • Synonyms: adaptable, handy, all-around, many-sided
    • Antonyms: limited, specialized, restricted
  19. vindicate
    • (v) to 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
    • (v) to lose size, strength, or power
    • Synonyms: diminish, decline, subside, dwindle
    • Antonyms: grow, wax, amplify, balloon, increase

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