Vocabulary Unit 1

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Vocabulary Unit 1
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  1. (NOUN) The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; offical approval

    synonyms: commendation, sanction
    antonyms: disapproval, condemnation, censure
    approbation
  2. (VERB) to make easier or milder, relieve; to wuiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satifsy, quench

    Synonyms: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
    Antonyms: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
    assuage
  3. (NOUN) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

    Synonyms: alliance, league, federation, combine
    Antonym: splinter group
    coalition
  4. (NOUN) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self indulgence

    Synonyms: degerneation, corruption
    Antonyms: rise, growth, development, maturation
    decadence
  5. (VERB) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

    Synonyms: call forth, evoke, extract, educe
    Antonyms: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
    elicit
  6. (VERB) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Synonyms: protest, remonstrate, complain
    expostulate
  7. (ADJ) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

    Synonyms: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
    Antonyms: new, fresh, novel, original
    hackneyed
  8. (NOUN) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

    Synonyms: pause, lacuna
    Antonyms: contnuity, continuation
    hiatus
  9. (NOUN) a hint, in direct suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

    Synonyms: insinuation, intimation
    Antonym: direct statment
    innuendo
  10. (VERB) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go between in a disagreement

    Synonyms: intervene, mediate
    intercede
  11. (ADJ) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being statiated by excessive indulgence)

    Synonyms: sated, surfeited, cloyed
    Antonyms: unspoiled, uncloyed
    jaded
  12. (ADJ) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

    Synonyms: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
    Antonyms: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
    lurid
  13. (ADJ) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

    Synonyms: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
    Antonyms: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
    meritorious
  14. (ADJ) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

    Synonyms: irritable, testy, waspish
    Antonyms: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
    petulant
  15. (NOUN) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

    Synonyms: perquisite, perk
    prerogative
  16. (ADJ) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a smiple, plain design that originated in the countryside; 
    (NOUN) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

    Synonyms: (adj) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
    Antonyms: (adj) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
    provincial
  17. (VERB) to make a prestense of, imiated; to show the outer signs of

    Synonyms: feign, pretend, affect
    simulate
  18. (VERB) to rise above or beyond, exceed

    Synonyms: surpass, outstrip
    transcend
  19. (NOUN) shade cast by trees, foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

    Synonyms: irriatin, pique, annoyance
    Antonyms: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
    umbrage
  20. (ADJ) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

    Synonyms: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
    Antonyms: gruff, blunt
    unctuous

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