Unit 1 Vocabulary

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Vocabulary flashcards for unit one in the book, "Vocabulary workshop" Level F

approbation

(n.) official approval

assuage

(v.) to make easier or milder

coalition

(n.) a combination, union, or merger

decadence

(n.) excessive self-indulgence, also to decline or decay

elicit

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

expostulate

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

hackneyed

(adj.) unoriginal, corny

hiatus

(n.) a gap, opening, break

innuendo

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense) "That's what she said."

intercede

(v.) to go in between; to intervene

jaded

(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled

lurid

(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion

meritorious

(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

petulant

(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

prerogative

(n.) a special right or privilege

provincial

(adj.) narrow in mind or outlook, of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside

simulate

(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate

transcend

(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

umbrage

(n.) shade cast by trees

unctuous

(adj.) trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, or sincerity

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