Vocab Unit 13 Flashcards

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ad infinitumendlessly
apportionto divide and give out in shares
bona fidegenuine; sincere
buoyant1. able to float easily; 2. able to hold things up; 3. cheerful, hopeful
cliquea small, exclusive group of people
concede1. to admit as true; 2. to yield, submit
congenial1. getting on well with others; 2. agreeable, pleasant
loftyvery high, noble
migrationa movement from one country or region to another
perceiveto be aware of through the senses, observe, to grasp mentally
prelude1. an introduction; 2. that which comes before or leads off
perverseinclined to go against what is expected, stubborn, turned away from what is good and proper
rancidstale, spoiled
rustic (adj.)country-like; simple, plain; awkward
rustic (n.)one who lives in the country
severto separate, divide into parts
sordidwretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish
untenablenot capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain
versatileable to do many things well; capable of many uses
vindicate1. to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; 2. to defend successfully against opposition; to justify
waneto lose size, strength, or power