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vocabulary unit 1

TermDefinition
Approbation (noun) syn:sanction ant:disapproval the expression of approval or favorable opinion,praise,official approval
assuage (verb) syn:mitigate slake ant: intensify aggravate to make easier or milder,relive:to quite, calm to put an end to, appease satisfy quench
coalition (noun) syn:alliance league ant:splinter group a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
decadence (noun) syn:degeneration corruption ant:rise growth decline, decay, or deterioration: a condition or period of decline or decay excessive self-indulgence
elicit (verb) syn:evoke extract ant:repress squelch to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
expostulate (verb) syn:protest complain to attempt to dissuade someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed (adjective) syn:banal corny ant:new original used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hiatus (noun) syn:pause lacuna ant:continuity continuation a gap opening break (in the sense of having an element missing)
innuendo (noun) syn:insinuation intimation ant:direct statment a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
intercede (verb) syn:intervene mediate to plead on behalf of someone else: to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
jaded (adjective) syn:sated, surfeited ant:unspoiled uncloyed wearied worn-out, dulled (in the same sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
lurid (adjective) syn:gruesome, gory ant:pleasant appealing causing horror or revulsion; sensational; pale or shallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
meritorious (adjective) syn:praiseworthy, commendable ant:blameworthy reprehensible worthy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant (adjective) syn:testy waspish ant:amiable peevish annoyed by trifles easily irritated and upset
prerogative (noun) syn: perquisite perk a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
provincial (adjective)(noun) syn; (adj) narrow-minded naive ant(adj)cosmopolitan broad-minded pertaining to an outlying; 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; a person from an outlying area
simulate (verb) syn:pretend affect to make a pretense of of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
transcend (verb) syn:surpass outstrip to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage (noun) syn:irritation pique ant:pleasure delight shade cast by trees, foliage giving shade: an overshadowing influence or power offense resentment a vague suspicion
unctuous (adjective) syn:mealymouthed fawning ant:gruff blunt excessively smooth or smug; too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety: fatty, oily: pliable
Created by: BenJax