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Voc Unit F1-032513

Sadlier- Oxford Vocabulary Unit F1-032513

TermDefinition
approbation (n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion,praise, official approval
assuage (v.) to soothe; to make less severe; to satisfy, ease, lessen
coalition (n.) An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty or The state of being combined into one body. combination, merger and union
decadence to decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
elicit (v.) Call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses or Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) or to call forth or draw out (as information or a response)
expostulate (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed ( adj.) used too often; commonplace; trite or lack originality
hiatus (n.) An interruption ; a break with a missing part or a gap, opening, break
innuendo A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference; A verbal or physical hint or indirect suggestion, usually negative as to cause trouble.
intercede (v.) to plead or petition, on another's behalf; to act as a mediator in a dispute
jaded (adj.) wearied, worn out, dulled (in the sense of being satisfied by excessive indulgence)
lurid (adj.) Causing shock or horror; gruesome;Ghastly pale; causing horror or revulsion
meritorious (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant ( adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset; irritable, cranky
prerogative (n.) a special right, power, or privilege
provincial (v) pertaining to an outlying area narrow in mind or outlook,the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design (n) a person with a narrow point of view;a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
simulate (v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
transcend (v.) To rise above of or go beyond limits or to exceed
umbrage (n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power, offense, resentment; a vague suspicion or offense; resentment; a sense of injury
unctuous adj.) smooth and excessively smooth, oily, or smug, obviously insincere, in ones pretense of piety, spirituality, concern, or earnestness
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