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60 terms

Ruby Hdz Units 1-3

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approbation
an expression of approval or praise, S: commendation, A: disapproval
assuage
to make something less severe, S: alleviate, A: aggravate
coalition
the state of being combined into one, S: alliance A: divide
decadence
decline or decay, S: corruption, A: development
elicit
derive by reason, S: educe, A: repress
expostulate
reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion, S: protest, A: silent
hackneyed
repeated too often, S: common, A: new
hiatus
a gap, opening, break, S: pause, A: continuity
innuendo
a hint, S: intimation, A: direct
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else, S: intervene A: ignore
jaded
exhausted, S: worn, A: fresh
lurid
causing shock or horror, S: ghastly, A: appealing
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise, S: praiseworthy, A: corrupt
petulant
easily irritated or annoyed, S: moody, A: pleasant
prerogative
a right reserved, S: advantage, A: obligation
provincial
characteristic of the provinces or their people, S: limited, A: liberal
simulate
make a pretence of, S: pretend, A: be real
transcend
go beyond, S: exceed, A: fail
umbrage
offense, resentment, S: rage, A: happiness
unctuous
excessive piousness or moralistic favor, S: buttery, A: ginuine
ameliorate
to make better, S: amend, A: worsen
aplomb
assurance, S: balance, A: confusion
bombastic
pompous, S: inflated, A: reserved
callow
immature, S: naive, A: experienced
drivel
folish talk, S: babble. A: sense
epitome
condense, S: abstract, A: expand
exhort
urge, warn, S: adjure, A: laud
ex officio
by virtue of office, S: approve, A: unoffice
infringe
violate, S: steal, A: obey
ingratiate
gain favor, S: atract A: leave alone
interloper
who intrudes, S: trespass, A: local
intrinsic
belonging to its nature, S: inheret, A: contracted
inveigh
denounce, S: remontrate, A: acclaim
lassitude
weariness or lack, S: lethargy, A: liveliness
millennium
a thousan years, happy S: golden age, A: doomsday
occult
mysterious, S: supernatural, A: natural
permeate
spread throughout, S: interfuse, A: disconnect
precipitate
to fall as moisture, S: produce, A: cautious
stringent
strict, severe, S: stern, A: permissive
surmise
come to a conclusion, S: conclude, A: wonder
abominate
hatread for, S: despise, A: cherish
acculturation
adjustment to culture, S: adaption, A: primitive
adventitious
happening unexpectedly, S: incidental, A: congential
ascribe
to assign or refer, S: attribute, A: take away
circulitous
not direct, S: indirect, A: straight
commiserate
to sympathize with, S: soother, A: scorn
enjoin
to direct or order, S: command, A: permit
expedite
to make easy, S: accelerate, A: hinder
expiate
to make amends, S: redeem, A: forfeit
ferment
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence, S: commotion, A: tranquility
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention, S: accidental, A: deliberate
nominal
being such in name only, S: given, A: actual
noncommittal
very reluctant to give out information, S: uninformative, A: definite
peculate
to steal something that has been given into one's trust, S: thieve, A: compensate
proclivity
a natural inclination, S: propensity, A: inability
sangfroid
composure, S: calmness, A: arousal
seditious
resistant to lawful authority, S: rebellion, A: supportive
tenuous
having little substance or significance, S: vague, A: substantial
vitriolic
harsh or corrosive in tone, S: caustic, A: pleasant
wheedle
talk into, S: sweet-talk, A: coerce