26 terms

Unit 1-3 - pages 45 & 48

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Approbation... merit
"The general's death-defying feats of gallantry in the recent war certainly deserve our ___," the article declared. "But, by the same token, his wanton acts of cruelty ___ our severest censure.
Prerogatives... hiatus
Though my teaching job entails numerous responsibilities, it also brings with it certain ___, one of which is the right to use school equipment, services, and facilities during the ___ between semesters or the summer break.
Nominal... ex officio
Though the Prime Minister actually directs the British government, the reigning monarch is the ___ head of state and, by virtue of that position, also the ____ leader of the Anglican Church.
Coalition... transcend
"A(n) ____ government will prove workable only so long as its members are able to ____ party differences," the professor remarked.
Exhorted... inveighed
Some Senators favored the new budget proposal and in the warmest terms ____ their colleagues to pass the measure. Others disliked the idea and just as vehemently ____ against its adoption.
Lurid
sensational account of the tragedy
Infringe
encroach on my territory
Proclivity
inclination for foreign languages
Enjoined
commanded our attendance
Jaded
a weary expression
Intercede
plead on her friend's behalf
Permeate
fill the air
Millennium
during the last 1000 years
Stringent
adopt strict rules
Peculated
stolen from company funds
Umbrage
took offense at my remark
Exhort
urge them to cooperate
Prerogative
the right to change one's mind
Transcend
surpass limitations
Vitriolic
cutting words
Decadence
the result of low standards
Simulate
imitate his diction
Elicited
drew forth our applause
Ascribe
credit the painting to Picasso
expostulate
argue with the referee
lassitude
While the Roman people remained vigorous and aggressive, their empire flourished. Once they began to sink into a sort of physical and spiritual _________ however, it became feeble and _________