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vocab 1

TermDefinition
Approbation Formal or official approval; also, praise
Assuage To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe
Coalition Combination in a body or mass
Decadence A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline
Elicit To educe or extract gradually or without violence
Expostulate To reason with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; To protest against a decision or action
Hackneyed Overused; trite
Hiatus a gap or interruption, break, interval
Innuendo An indirect insinuation or suggestion about a person or thing, usually of a degrading and derogatory nature
Intercede To plead on someone else's behalf, to mediate an argument
Jaded worn out; wearied
Lurid causing shock or horror
Meritorious Deserving reward or praise
Petulant Easily irritated, lil- tempered, peevish
Prerogative An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group
Provincial One who is uncultured in thoughts and manner
Simulate imitate
Transcend to surpass, pass beyond limits
Umbrage offense, resentment
Unctuous excessively suave to the point of being fake, obviously exaggerated earnestness
Created by: 16bienkar