Unit 13

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bona fide

(adj.) genuine; sincere SYNONYMS: authentic, indisputable, legitimate, certified ANTONYMS: false, fake, bogus, spurious, counterfeit

prelude

(n.) an introduction; that which comes before or leads off SYNONYMS: preface, overture, prologue, “curtain-raiser” ANTONYMS: epilogue, postlude, aftermath

wane

(v.) to lose size, strength, or power SYNONYMS: diminish, decline, subside ANTONYMS: grow, wax, amplify, balloon, increase

buoyant

(adj.) able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful SYNONYMS: jaunty, lighthearted, animated ANTONYMS: downcast, gloomy, morose

lofty

(adj.) very high; noble SYNONYMS: elevated, exalted, grand ANTONYMS: base, petty, low, sordid, despicable

concede

(v.) to admit as true; to yield, submit SYNONYMS: acknowledge, grant, allow, assent ANTONYMS: contest, dispute, gainsay, challenge

sever

(v.) to separate, divide into parts SYNONYMS: cut off, amputate, dissolve ANTONYMS: unite, weld together

clique

(n.) a small, exclusive group of people SYNONYM: inner circle

congenial

(adj.) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant SYNONYMS: sociable, amiable, compatible ANTONYMS: disagreeable, cold, standoffish

perverse

(adj.) inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned away from what is good and proper SYNONYMS: obstinate, contrary, mulish ANTONYMS: tractable, docile, amenable, yielding

ad infitium

(adv.) endlessly SYNONYMS: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly ANTONYMS: succinctly, concisely, tersely, briefly

versatlie

(adj.) able to do many things well; capable of many uses SYNONYMS: adaptable, all-around, many-sided ANTONYMS: limited, specialized, restricted

untenable

(adj.) not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain SYNONYMS: indefensible, insupportable ANTONYMS: irrefutable, impregnable, incontestable

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

rancid

(adj.) stale, spoiled SYNONYMS: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid ANTONYMS: wholesome, fresh

migration

(n.) a movement from one country or region to another SYNONYMS: population shift, mass movement

apportion

(v.) to divide and give out in shares SYNONYMS: distribute, allot, parcel out, allocate

perceive

(v.) to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally SYNONYMS: notice, discern, understand ANTONYMS: miss, overlook, be blind to

sordid

(adj.) wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish SYNONYMS: filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy, sleazy ANTONYMS: pure, noble, opulent, lavish

rustic

(adj.) country like; simple; plain; awkward (n.) one who lives in a country SYNONYMS: rough, unsophisticated, countrified ANTONYMS: (adj.) urban, sophisticated