Vocab Practice

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Vocab Test 1 practice

Approbation

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

Assuage

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

Coalition

a combination, union, or merger for a specific purpose(noun)

Decadence

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

Elicit

to draw forth, bring our from some source(person)(verb)

Expostulate

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

Hackneyed

Used so often as to lack freshness or originality(adjective)

Hiatus

a gap, opening, break(noun)

Innuendo

A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference(noun)

Intercede

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

Jaded

wearied, worn-out, dulled(adjective)

Lurid

causing shock, horror, or revulsion;sensational;pale or shallow in color;terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint (adjective)

Meritorious

worthy, deserving of recognition and praise(adjective)

Petulant

Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset(adjective)

Prerogative

a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence (noun)

Provincial

Pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside;(adjective) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony (noun)

Simulate

to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of(verb)

Transcend

to rise above and beyond, exceed(verb)

Umbrage

shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense,resentment;a vague suspicion(noun)

Unctuous

excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness,sincerity, or piety;fatty;oily;pliable(adjective)

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