← Vocabulary Workshop, Level F, Lesson 1 Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Approbation The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval. Assuage To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench. Coalition A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose. Decadence Decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence. Elicit To draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person). Expostulate To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning. Hackneyed Used so often as to lack freshness or originality. Hiatus A gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element). Innuendo A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense). Intercede To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement. Jaded Wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence). Lurid Causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint. Meritorious Worthy, deserving recognition and praise. Petulant Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset. Prerogative A special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence. Provincial (adj.) Pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind of outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside. (n.) A person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony. Simulate To make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of. Transcend To rise above or beyond, exceed. Umbrage Shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion. Unctuous Excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable.