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Unit 1- Wendelin

Vocabulary Workshop

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