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Unit 1 Vocabulary

Vocabulary flashcards for unit one in the book, "Vocabulary workshop" Level F
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approbation
(n.) official approval
assuage
(v.) to make easier or milder
coalition
(n.) a combination, union, or merger
decadence
(n.) excessive self-indulgence, also to decline or decay
elicit
(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
expostulate
(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed
(adj.) unoriginal, corny
hiatus
(n.) a gap, opening, break
innuendo
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense) "That's what she said."
intercede
(v.) to go in between; to intervene
jaded
(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled
lurid
(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion
meritorious
(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant
(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
prerogative
(n.) a special right or privilege
provincial
(adj.) narrow in mind or outlook, of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside
simulate
(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate
transcend
(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage
(n.) shade cast by trees
unctuous
(adj.) trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, or sincerity