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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vocab list #7

  1. ad infinitum-Again and again in the same way; forever. His life had turned into a ad infinitum routine.
  2.  apportion-Divide and allocate: voting power will be apportioned according to contribution
  3.  bona fide-Genuine; real. The victims statement seemed to be bona fide.
  4.  buoyant-Able or apt to keep afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas. The boat was very buoyant and hard to sink.
  5.  clique-A small group of people with shared interests, who spend time together and exclude others. He always stayed with his clique at school.
  6.  concede-Admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it. He had conceded the fact that he would not win.
  7.  congenial-(of a person) Pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own. She had a very congenial personality.
  8.  lofty-Of imposing height. He put himself in a lofty position
  9.  migration-the movement of persons from one country or locality to another. The migration was always this time of year.
  10.  perceive-Become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand. He had perceived that situation.
  11.  perverse-(of a person or their actions) Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often. He started to act in a perverse attitude towards him.
  12.  prelude-An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important. This was only the prelude to the story.
  13.  rancid-(of foods containing fat or oil) Smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale. His room had a rancid odor.
  14.  rustic-Having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside. The town had a rustic theme to it.
  15.  sever-Divide by cutting or slicing, esp. suddenly and forcibly. His arm had been severed.
  16.  sordid-Involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt. He had very sordid actions.
  17.  untenable- Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. The police station had become untenable.
  18.  versatile-Able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.He was very versatile.
  19.  vindicate-Clear (someone) of blame or suspicion. The president vindicated him of the accusations.
  20.  wane- (of the moon) Have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size. The sunlight started to wane.

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