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20 terms

Unit 1

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expostulate
(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
intercede
(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
decadence
(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
hackneyed
(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality
assuage
(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
approbation
(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
hiatus
(n.) a gap or opening
innuendo
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
coalition
(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
elicit
(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
umbrage
(n.) offense; resentment
provincial
(adj.) of a simple design; narrow point of view
lurid
(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion
prerogative
(n.) a special right or privilege
transcend
(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed
unctuous
(adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety
jaded
(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled, (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
meritorious
(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise
simulate
(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate
petulant
(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles