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20 terms

English vocab level f unit 1

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approbation
approval or praise
assuage
to make less severe, relieve
coalition
an alliance for combined action
decadence
moral or cultural decline, excessive indulgence
elicit
evoke or draw out from someone
expostulate
expressing strong dissaproval or disagreement
hackneyed
lacking significance, overused
hiatus
a pause or gap in sequence
innuendo
an allusive hint, typically suggestive
intercede
intervene on behalf of another, to make peace
jaded
tired, bored, lacking enthusiasm
lurid
shocking horrible
meritorious
deserving reward or praise
petulant
bad tempered, showing irritation over small annoyances
prerogative
a right or privlege to an individual
provincial
to be small minded (b/c not exposed to the world)
simulate
to imitate
transcend
to go beyond the range of limits
umbrage
to take offence
unctuous
excessively flattering, oily and greasy