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Vocab. Unit 1

(Regular) English 10 - Vocab. Unit 1. 20 words. 08/31/05 LG ©

WordPart of SpeechDefinition
approbation noun the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
assuage verb to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
coalition noun a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
decadence noun decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
elicit verb to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
expostulate verb to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed adjective used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hiatus noun a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
innuendo noun a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
intercede verb to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
jaded adjective wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
lurid adjective causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
meritorious adjective worthy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant adjective peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
prerogative noun a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
provincial (#1) adjective 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
pronvincial (#2) noun a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
simulate verb to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
transcend verb to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage noun shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment,; a vague suspicion
unctuous adjective excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
Created by: villanova