Vocab Unit 1 Definitions

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Vocab Unit 1 Definitions
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  1. to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
    assuage
  2. the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
    approbation
  3. a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
    coalition
  4. decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
    decadence
  5. to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
    elicit
  6. to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
    expostulate
  7. used so often as to lack freshness or originality
    hackneyed
  8. a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
    hiatus
  9. a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
    innuendo
  10. to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
    intercede
  11. wearied, worn out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
    jaded
  12. causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
    lurid
  13. worthy, deserving recognition and praise
    meritorious
  14. peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
    petulant
  15. a special right or priviledge; a special quality showing excellence
    prerogative
  16. 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
    a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
    provincial
  17. to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
    simulate
  18. to rise above or beyond, exceed
    transcend
  19. shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
    umbrage
  20. excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
    unctuous

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