Jan-Feb vocab

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Jan-Feb vocab
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  1. Approbation
    Expression of approval or favorable opinion;praise'official approval
  2. Assuage
    To make easier or milder;relieve;to quiet, calm, put an end to
  3. Coalition
    A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
  4. Decadence
    Decline, decay; excessive self indulgence
  5. Elicit
    To draw forth, bring out from some source
  6. Expostulate
    To attempt to dissuade someone from some decision by earnst reasoning
  7. Hackneyed
    Used so often as to lack freshness or originality
  8. Hiatus
    A gap, opening, break
  9. Innuendo
    A hint, inderect suggestion, or reference
  10. Intercede
    To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party in a dissagreement
  11. Jaded
    weary, worn out, dulled
  12. Lurid
    causing shock, horror, or revultion, pale in color; passionate in intensity
  13. Meritorious
    Worthy, deserving of recognition or praise
  14. Petulant
    Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated or upset
  15. Prerogative
    A special right or privilage; a special quality showing excellence
  16. Provincial
    Pertaining to an outlying area;local; narrow in mind; simple plan ormind originating in the countryside; person from an outlying area
  17. Simulate
    To make a pretence of; imitate; show the outer signs of
  18. Trancend
    To rise above or beyond; exceed
  19. Umbrage
    Shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; a vauge suspision
  20. Unctuous
    excessivly smoothe or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness; sincerity; fatty, oily; pliable
  21. Ameliorate
    To improve, make better, correct
  22. Aplomb
    Poise, assurance, great self confidence
  23. Bombastic
    pompous or overblown in language, full of high sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
  24. Callow
    without experience, immature, not developed, without feathers
  25. Drivel
    saliva or mucus; foolish, aimless, nonsence
  26. Epitome
    A summary, condenced account
  27. Exhort
    To urge strongly, advise earnstly
  28. Ex Officio
    virtue of holding a certain office
  29. Infringe
    To violate, trasspass; go beyond recognized bounds
  30. Ingratitate
    To make ones self agreeable to gain favor with others
  31. Interloper
    One who moves where he or she is not wanted; an intruder
  32. Intrinsic
    Belonging to someone by its very nature; Originating in a body part
  33. Inveigh
    To make a violent attack in words, express strong disaproval
  34. Lassitude
    Wearyness of the body or mind; lack of energy
  35. Millenium
    1000 years, a period of great joy
  36. Occult
    Mysterious, magical, secret, undetectable, hidden
  37. Permeate
    To spread through, penetrate, soak through
  38. Precipitate
    To fall as moisture, bring about suddenly, hurl down from a great height; excessive haste
  39. Stringent
    Strict, severe, sharp or bitter to taste
  40. Surmise
    To think w/o evidence, guess; a likely idea lacking definite proof
  41. Abominate
    To have an intense dislike or hatred for
  42. Acculturation
    The modification of social patters, traits, or structures of one group or society with another
  43. adventitious
    Accidental, resulting from chance; aquired
  44. Ascribe
    To assign or refer to, attribute
  45. Circuitous
    roundabout, not direct
  46. Commiserate
    To sympathize with, have a feeling of pity or sorrow
  47. Enjoin
    To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action; to prohibit
  48. Expedite
    To make easy, faster
  49. Expiate
    TO make amends, make up for, avert
  50. Ferment
    A state of great excitement; to produce alchohol
  51. Inadvertent
    Resulting from or marked by lack of attention
  52. Nominal
    Existing only in name; to small to be considered or taken seriously
  53. Noncommittal
    Not decisice or definite, unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
  54. Peculate
    To steal something that has been given into ones trust
  55. Proclivity
    A natural or habitual tendancy
  56. Sangfroid
    Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
  57. Sedituous
    resistant to lawful athority, having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
  58. Tenuous
    thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance; poorly supported
  59. Vitriolic
    Bitter, sarcastic; highly biting like an acid
  60. Wheedle
    To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

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