unit 1 vocab

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unit 1 vocab
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  1. the expression of approval
    • approbation
    • - noun
  2. to make easier or milder
    • assuage 
    • - verb
  3. a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
    • coalition
    • - noun
  4. decline, decay, or deterioration
    • decadence 
    • - noun
  5. to draw forth, bring out from some source
    • elicit
    • - verb
  6. to attempt to dissuade someone from some course
    • expostulate
    • - verb
  7. used so often as to lack originality or freshness
    • hackneyed 
    • - adjective 
  8. a gap, opening, break
    • hiatus 
    • - noun
  9. a hint or indirect suggestion
    • innuendo
    • - noun
  10. to plead on behalf of someone else
    • intercede
    • - verb
  11. wearied (by excessive indulgence)
    • jaded
    • - adjective
  12. causing shock or horror
    • lurid
    • - adjective
  13. deserving of recognition or praise
    • meritorious 
    • - adjective
  14. easily irritated or upset
    • petulant
    • - adjective
  15. a special right or privilege
    • prerogative
    • - noun  
  16. pertaining to an outlying area, narrow-minded
    • provincial 
    • - adjective
  17. to make a pretense of
    • simulate
    • - verb
  18. to rise above or beyond
    • transcend
    • - verb
  19. an overshadowing influence or power
    • umbrage
    • - noun
  20. excessively smooth or smug
    • unctuous 
    • - adjective 

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