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  1. provincial
  2. hiatus
  3. intercede
  4. meritorious
  5. hackneyed
  1. a (adj.) 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; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

    Syn: (adj.) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
    Ant: (adj.) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad minded
  2. b (adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

    Syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
    Ant: new, fresh, novel, original
  3. c (v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

    Syn: intervene, mediate
  4. d (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

    Syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
    Ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
  5. e (n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

    Syn: pause, lacuna
    Ant: continuity, continuation

5 Multiple choice questions

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

    Syn: degeneration, corruption
    Ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
  2. (n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

    Syn: commendation, sanction
    Ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure
  3. (n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

    Syn: alliance, league, federation, combine
    Ant: splinter group
  4. (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

    Syn: surpass, outstrip
  5. (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain

5 True/False questions

  1. prerogative(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

    Syn: perquisite, perk

          

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

    Syn: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
    Ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate

          

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

    Syn: call forth evoke, extract, educe
    Ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle

          

  4. umbrage(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; and overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

    Syn: irritation, pique, annoyance
    Ant: pleasure, delight, satisfaction

          

  5. unctuous(n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

    Syn: pause, lacuna
    Ant: continuity, continuation

          

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