Vocabulary Workshop Level F, Unit 1

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Approbation

(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

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Assuage

(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

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Coalition

(n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

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Decadence

(n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

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Elicit

(v) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

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Expostulate

(v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

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Hackneyed

(adj) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

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Hiatus

(n) a gap, opening, break (in sense of having an element missing)

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Innuendo

(n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

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Intercede

(v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

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Jaded

(adj) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in a sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

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Lurid

(adj) causing shock, horror or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

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Meritorious

(adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

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Petulant

(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

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Prerogative

(n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

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Provincial

(adj) 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

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Simulate

to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

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Transcend

(v) to rise above or beyond, exceed

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Umbrage

(n) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

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Unctuous

(adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

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