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Bulldog F1

11th Grade Vocabulary Unit 1

Vocab. TermPart of SpeechDefinitionSynonymAntonym
Approbation noun the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval commendation, sanction dissaproval,condemnation, censure
Assuage verb to make easieror milder, relieve, to quiet, calm;to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay intensify,aggravate, exacerbate
Coalition noun a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose alliance, league, federation, combine splinter group
Decadence noun decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence degeneration, corruption rise, growth, development, maturation
Elicit verb to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person) call forth, evoke, extract, educe repress, quash, squelch, stifle
Expostulate verb to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning protest, remonstrate, complain
Hackneyed adjective used so often as to lack freshness or originality banal, trite, commonplace, corny new, fresh, novel, original
Hiatus noun a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing) pause, lacuna continuity, continuation
Innuendo noun a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory story) insinuation, intimation direct statement
Intercede verb to plead on behalf of someone else; to as a third party or go-between in a disagreement intervene, mediate
Jaded adjective wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence) sated, surfeited, cloyed unspoiled, uncloyed
Lurid adjective causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible; or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
Meritorious adjective worthy, deserving recognition and praise praiseworth, laudable, commendable blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
Petulant adjective peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset irritable, testy, waspish even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
Prerogative noun a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence perquisite, perk
Provincial adjective pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naïve cosmopolitian, catholic, broad-minded
Simulate verb to make a pretense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of feign, pretend, affect
Transcend verb to rise above or beyond, exceed surpass, outstrip
Umbrage noun shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment;a vague suspicion irratation, pique, annoyance pleasure, delight, satisfaction
Unctuous adjective excessively smooth or smug; unable to be sincere; oily/fatty mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy gruff, blunt
Created by: leslie_smith