Vocabulary Level F Unit 1,2,3

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Approbation

the expression of approval or favorable opinon, praise; official approval

Assuage

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

Coalition

a combination, uninon, 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

Expostulate

to attempt to dissuade someone from soem course or decision by earnest reasoning

Hackneyed

used so often as to lack freshness or originality

Hiatus

a gap, opening break

Innuendo

a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference

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

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 triffles, easily irritated and upset

Prerogative

a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

Provincial

pertaining to any outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, palin design that originated in the countryside, narrowminded, naive

Simulate

to make a pretnece of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

Transcend

to rise above or beyond, exceed

Umbrage

shade by trees; foilage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or pwer; offence, resentment; a vague suspicion

Unctuous

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

Ameliorate

to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

Aplomb

poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity

Bombastic

pompus or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

Callow

without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers

Drivel

saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense

Epitome

a summary, condensed account; an instant that represents a larger reality; model

Exhort

to urge strongly, advise earnestly

Ex officio

by virtue of holding a certain office

Infringe

to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds, intrude

Ingratiate

to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others

Interloper

one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder

Intrinsic

belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part; organic

Inveigh

to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

Lassitude

weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

Millennium

a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy

Occult

mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means

Permeate

to spread thorugh, penetrate, soak through

Precipitate

to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to

Stringent

strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

Surmise

to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess

Abominate

to have intense dislike or hatred for

Acculturation

the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend

Adventitious

Resulting from chance rather than from an ingerent cause of character; accidental, not essential

Ascribe

to assign or refer to

Circuitous

Roundabout, not direct

Commisterate

to sympathize with

Enjoin

to direct or order

Expedite

to make easy, cause to progress faster. to speedup

Expiate

to make amends, make up for; to avert

Ferment

a state of great excitement. agitation, or turbulence

Inadvertent

resulting from or makred by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

Nominal

existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

Noncommittal

not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or not

Peculate

to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use

Proclivity

a natural or habitual inclination or tendency, natural bent

Sangfroid

composure or coolness

Seditious

resistant to lawful authority

Tenuous

thin, slender, not dense, flimsy

Vitriolic

bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting

Wheedle

to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

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