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Vocab lesson 1

Approbation The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
Assuage To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
Coalition Aa combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
Decadence Decline,decay,or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self- indulgence
Elicit To draw forth, bring out form some source
Expostulate To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
Hackneyed Used to often as to lack freshness or originality
Hiatus A gap opening, breaking
Innuendo A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference
Intercede To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
Jaded Wearied, worn out, dulled
Lurid Causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or swallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
Meritorious Worthy, deserving recognition and praise
Petulant Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
Prerogative Aa special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
Provincial Pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; a person with a narrow point of view
Simulate To make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
Transcend To rise above or beyond, exceed
Umbrage Shade cast by trees; foilage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
Unctuous Excessively smooth orsmug; trying too hard to give an impression of eanestness, sincerity, or piety, fatty, oily, pliable
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