Unit 1

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expostulate

(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

intercede

(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

decadence

(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

hackneyed

(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

assuage

(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

approbation

(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

hiatus

(n.) a gap or opening

innuendo

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

coalition

(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

elicit

(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

umbrage

(n.) offense; resentment

provincial

(adj.) of a simple design; narrow point of view

lurid

(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion

prerogative

(n.) a special right or privilege

transcend

(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

unctuous

(adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety

jaded

(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled, (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

meritorious

(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

simulate

(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate

petulant

(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles

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