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HonEnglish10-1-3

Vocab words for Honors English 10, Units 1-3

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