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Vocab Practice

Vocab Test 1 practice
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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)