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Vocabulary Units 1-3

English Honors 2

QuestionAnswer
Approbation formal or official approval; also, praise
Assuage to cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease
Coalition combination in a body or mass
Decadence a process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline
Elicit to reduce or extract gradually or without violence
Expostulate to discuss
Hackneyed greatly overused; trite
Hiatus a break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting
Innuendo insinuation; an indirect derogatory suggustion
Intercede to mediate between persons
Jaded worn out; wearied
Lurid ghastly and sensational
Meritorious deserving reward or praise
Petulant displaying impatience
Prerogative having superior rank or precedence
Provincial uncultured in thought and manner
Simulate imitate
Transcend to surpass
Umbrage a sense of injury
Unctuous excessively suave
Ameliorate to make or grow better
Aplomb self-confident assurance; poise
Bombastic pompous in speech or writing
Callow immature
Drivel to talk stupidly or childishly
Epitome a simplified representation
Exhort to urge by strong argument, admonition, or advice
Ex officio by virtue of office or position
Infringe to trespass upon
Ingratiate to win confidence or good graces for oneself
Interloper one that interferes with the affairs of others, often for selfish reasons; a meddler
Intrinsic inherent
Inveigh to attack with harsh criticism
Lassitude state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness
Millennium a hoped-for period of joy, serenity, prosperity, and justice
Occult existing but not immediately perceptible
Permeate to spread or diffuse through
Precipitate to force forward prematurely
Stringent rigid
Surmise to conjecture
Abominate to detest intensely
Acculturation the adoption of behaviors from a surrounding society
Adventitious coming from an external source
Ascribe to assign as a quality or attribute
Circuitous taking a roundabout, lengthy course
Commiserate to feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with
Enjoin to direct or impose with authority; also, to forbid
Expedite to hasten the movement or progress of
Expiate to make amends for
Ferment to make turbulent; excite or agitate
Inadvertent accidental
Nominal trivial
Noncommittal very reluctant to give out information
Peculate to embezzle funds or engage in embezzlement
Proclivity a natural propensity or inclination; predisposition
Sangfroid coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances
Seditious promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state
Tenuous having little substance; flimsy
Vitriolic bitterly scathing; caustic
Wheedle to persuade by flattery or guile; cajole
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