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English Lit Vocab 1

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approbation
official recognition or approval
assuage
provide physical relief, as from pain
coalition
the union of diverse things into one body or form or group
decadence
the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities, excessive self-indulgence
elicit
derive by reason; deduce
expostulate
reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
hackneyed
repeated too often
hiatus
a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
innuendo
an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
intercede
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
jaded
exhausted
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color
meritorious
deserving reward or praise
petulant
easily irritated or annoyed
prerogative
a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
provincial
characteristic of the provinces or their people
simulate
create a representation or model of
transcend
go beyond; exceed
umbrage
a feeling of anger caused by being offended
unctuous
unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech