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English vocab study

study stack for mid-term exam

QuestionAnswer
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval approbation(n)
to make easier or milder assuage(v)
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose coalition(n)
decline,decay, or deterioration decadence(n)
to draw forth, bring out from some source elicit(v)
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning expostulate(v)
used so often as to lack freshness or originality hackneyed(adj)
a gap, opening, or break hiatus(n)
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference innuendo(n)
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party intercede(v)
wearied, worn-out,dulled jaded(adj)
causing shock, horror, or revulsion lurid(adj)
worthy, deserving recognition and praise meritorious(adj)
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset petulant(adj)
a special right or privilege prerogative(n)
pertaining to an outlying area;local; narrow minded or narrow in outlook provincial(adj)
to make a pretense of; imitate; to show the outer signs of simulate(v)
to rise above or beyond, exceed transcend(v)
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power umbrage(n)
excessively smooth or smug; trying to hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety unctuous(adj)
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity aplomb(n)
pompous or overblown in language bombastic(adj)
w/out experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise callow(adj)
saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking drivel(n)
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality epitome(n)
to urge strongly, advise earnestly exhort(v)
by virtue of holding a certain office ex officio(adj,adv)
to violate,trespass, go beyond recognized bounds infringe(v)
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others ingratiate(v)
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder interloper(n)
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent intrinsic(adj)
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval inveigh(v)
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy lassitude(n)
a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy millennium(n)
(adj)mysterious, magical, supernatural;secret,hidden from view.(v)to hide,conceal;eclipse;(n) matters involving the supernatural occult(adj,n,v)
to spread through,penetrate,soak through permeate(v)
(v)to fall as moisture; cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form;(adj)characterized by excessive haste;(n) moisture; the product of an action or process precipitate(adj,n,v)
strict,severe;rigorously or urgently binding or compelling;sharp or bitter to the taste stringent(adj)
(v)to think or believe w/out certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess;(n) surmise(v,n)
to have an intense dislike or hatred abominate(v)
the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact w/those of another acculturation(n)
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character;accidental,not essential adventitious(adj)
to assign or refer to,attribute ascribe(v)
roundabout,not direct circuitous(adj)
to sympathize with,have pity or sorrow for,share feeling of distress commiserate(v)
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way;to prohibit enjoin(v)
to make easy, cause to progress faster expedite(v)
to make amends,make up for;avert expiate(v)
(n)a state of great excitement,agitation,or turbulence;(v) to be in or work into such a state ferment(n)
resulting from or marked by lack of attention;unintentional,accidental inadvertent(adj)
existing in name only,not real;too small to be considered or taken seriously nominal(adj)
not decisive or definite;unwilling to take clear position or to say yes or no noncommittal(adj)
to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for ones own use peculate(v)
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency proclivity(n)
composure or coolness,esp. in trying circumstances sangfroid(n)
resistant to lawful authority;having the purpose of overthrowing an established government seditious(adj)
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