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Vocab Units 13,14,15

Vocab 13, 14, 15

endlessly ad infinitum forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly succinctly, concisely, tersely, briefly
genuine, sincere bona fide authentic, indisputable, legitimate, certified false, fake, bogus, spurious, counterfeit
able to float easily; able to hold things up; cheerful, hopeful buoyant blithe, jaunty, lighthearted, animated downcast, depressed, gloomy, morose
a small, exclusive group of people clique inner circle, coterie none
to admit as true; to yield, submit concede acknowledge, grant, allow, assent contest, dispute, gainsay, challenge
getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant congenial friendly, sociable, amiable, compatible disagreeable, surly, cold, standoffish
very high; noble lofty elevated, towering, exalted, grand base, petty, low, sordid, despicable
a movement from one country or region to another migration population shift, mass movement
to be aware of through the senses, observe; to grasp mentally perceive notice, discern, understand miss, overlook, be blind to
inclined to go against what is expected; stubborn; turned awat from what is good and proper perverse obstinate, contrary, mulish, wayward tractable, docile, amenable, yielding
an introduction; that which comes before or leads off prelude preface, overture, prologue, curtain raiser epilogue, postlude, aftermath
stale, spoiled rancid foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid wholesome, fresh
country-like; simple, plain; awkward. one who lices in the country rustic rough, unsophisticated, countrified citified, urban, sophisticated, suave
to seperate, divide into parts sever cut off, amputate, break off, dissolve join, unite, weld together
wretchedly poor; run-down; mean or selfish sordid filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy, sleazy pure, noble, opulent, lavish
not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain untenable indefensible, insopportable, groundless irrefutable, impregnable, incontestable
able to do many things well; capable of many uses versatile adaptable, handy, all-around, many-sided limited, specialized, restricted
to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify vindicate acquit, absolve, exonerate, advocate implicate, incriminate, condemn, convict
to lose size, strenght, or power wane diminish, decline, subside, dwindle grow, wax, amplify, balloon, increase
To add to, attach; to incorporate; an attachment or addition Annex Join, acquire, appropriate, procure None
To cut or split open; to cling to Cleave Sever, halve, sunder, adhere, clasp None
In a friendly manner, hearty; cheery; a liqueur Cordial Hospitable, affable, warm, convivial Gruff, unfriendly, unsociable
The starting point of a building; a fundamental principle or element Cornerstone Foundation, base, underpinning, support None
An overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure Debacle Disaster, fiasco, calamity Success, triumph, victory, coup
To make weak or lifeless Devitalize Enfeeble, sap, enervate Enliven, stimulate, energize, excite
To involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw into confusion Embroil Entangle, ensnarl Disentangle, separate, disconnect
to clear from a charge or accusation Exonerate Absolve, acquit, vindicate, exculpate Implicate, incriminate, inculpate
Ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless; insincere Glib Superficial, pat, oily, unctuous, facile Halting, tongue-tied, speechless, awkward
By chance, not planned; Lacking order Haphazard Random, accidental, slapdash Deliberate, purposeful, orderly, meticulous
To compose or perform without preparation; to construct from available materials Improvise Ad-lib, play It by ear, wing it, extemporize Plan, rehearse practice, prepare
To rouse, stir up, urge on Incite Spur, kindle, provoke, instigate, prompt Check, curb, impede, restrain, smother
A coming in, inflow Influx Inpouring, inrush, invasion Outpouring, exodus, departure
An extreme or unnatural paleness Pallor Wanness, lividness, bloodlessness Flush, blush, rosiness, bloom
A list of ancestors, family tree; the history or origins of something Pedigree Lineage, ancestry, genealogy None
Very steep Precipitous Sheer, abrupt, sharp Gradual, shallow, graded, incremental
Very abundant,; given or flowing freely Profuse Extravagant, lavish, bounteous, plenteous Sparse, scanty, meager, insufficient
To restore friendship; to settle; to resign oneself Reconcile Unite, conciliate, mend fences Antagonize, alienate, drive a wedge between
To put into chains; a chain, fetter Shackle Manacle, enslave, handcuffs, bonds, irons Free, unfetter, emancipate, liberate
Shabby, old and worn Threadbare Frayed, seedy, ragged, shopworn, trite Luxurious, plush, costly, sumptuous
to lower in esteem, degrade; to humble abase lower, humiliate, prostrate, demean elevate, ennoble, exalt
to move to action; to impel actuate trigger, incite, instigate none
to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid avert stop, deflect, ward off, preclude invite, induce, provoke, cause
rude, unrefined; clumsy boorish vulgar, crude, uncouth, ill-mannered, gauche suave, urbane, polished, courtly, well-bred
the main impact, force, or burden brunt blow, shock aftershock, aftermath, repercussion
a fighter; engaged in fighting combatant soldier, disputant, warrior, hostile, battling civilian, peaceful, neutral
inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping dormant resting, still, quiescent awake, active, lively, productive
causing uncertainty or suspicion; in a doubtful or uncertain state of mind, hesitant dubious questionable, suspect, unsettled, undecided certain, positive, indubitable, reliable
to deliver a loud, ranting speech; a loud speech harangue rant, lecture, tirade, diatribe whisper, murmur, undertone
to make a destructive raid on; to torment, harass harry badger, pester, hound, pillage, ravage none
not feeeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses impenitent remorseless, unrepentant, incorrigible ashamed, remoresful, contrite, apologetic
a tricky, unprinicipled, or deceitful fellow knave rasval, rogue, scoundrel, miscreant none
a large military force; any large group or number; many, numerous legion multitude, host, throng, division, regiment squad, platoon, few sparse
generosity, generous act; breadth of mind or outlook liberality largesse, magnanimity,broad-mindedness stinginess, miserliness, narrow-mindedness
one who begins a lawsuit plaintiff complainant, accuser defendant, accused
to examine, investigate thoroughly; an investigation; a device used to explore or examine probe explore, scrutinize, inquiry, detector conceal, hide; cover-up, whitewash
to draw out or lenghthen in space or time protract prolong, extend, elongate, spin out contract, compress, concentrate
to cut or take from a quarry; a place which stone is taken; something that is hunted or pursued quarry prey, game, victim, excavation, pit, mine hunter, predator, pursuer
to refuse with scorn, disdain spurn turn down, reject, decline, snub, repudiate accept, welcome, greet
an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something subterfuge didge, blind, ruse, deception, artifice none
to divide and gice out in shares apportion distribute, allot, parcel out, allocate none
Created by: brando12697
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