Unit 13 vocab cards

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Concede

(v.) to admit as true; to yield, submit

Syn: acknowledge, grant, allow, assent Ant: contest, dispute, gainsay, challenge

Clique

(n.) a small, exclusive group of people

Syn:inner circle Ant:

Sordid

(adj.) wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish

Syn: : filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy, sleazy Ant: pure, noble, opulent, lavish

Apportion

(v.) to divide and give out in shares

Syn: distribute, allot, parcel out, allocate Ant:

Versatile

(adj.) able to do many things well; capable of many uses

Syn: adaptable, all-around, many-sided

Ad infinitum

(adv.) endlessly

Syn: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly Ant: succinctly, concisely, tersely, briefly

Untenable

(adj.) not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain

Syn: indefensible, insupportable Ant: irrefutable, impregnable, incontestable

Wane

(v.) to lose size, strength, or power

Syn: diminish, decline, subside Ant: grow, wax, amplify, balloon, increase

Migration

(n.) a movement from one country or region to another

Syn: population shift, mass movement Ant:

Perverse

(adj.) inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned away from what is good and proper

Syn: obstinate, contrary, mulish Ant: ractable, docile, amenable, yielding

prelude

(n.) an introduction; that which comes before or leads off

Syn: preface, overture, prologue, “curtain-raiser” Ant: epilogue, postlude, aftermath

Perceive

(v.) to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally

Syn: notice, discern, understand Ant: miss, overlook, be blind to

Congenial

(adj.) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant

Syn: sociable, amiable, compatible Ant: disagreeable, cold, standoffish

Bona fide

(adj.) genuine; sincere

Syn: authentic, indisputable, legitimate, certified Ant: false, fake, bogus, spurious, counterfeit

Buoyant

(adj.) able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful

Syn: jaunty, lighthearted, animated Ant: downcast, gloomy, morose

Rustic

(adj.) country-like; simple, plain; awkward; (n.) one who lives in the country

Syn: (adj.) rough, unsophisticated, countrified Ant: (adj.) urban, sophisticated

Sever

(v.) to separate, divide into parts

Syn: cut off, amputate, dissolve Ant: unite, weld together

Rancid

(adj.) stale, spoiled

Syn: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid Ant: wholesome, fresh

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

Lofty

(adj.) very high; noble

Syn: elevated, exalted, grand Ant: base, petty, low, sordid, despicable