Sadlier Level F - Unit 1

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approbation

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

SYN: commendation, sanction

ANT: disapproval, condemnation, censure

<p>(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval</p><p>SYN: commendation, sanction</p><p>ANT: disapproval, condemnation, censure</p>
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assuage

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

SYN: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay

ANT: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate

<p>(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench</p><p>SYN: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay</p><p>ANT: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate</p>
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coalition

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

SYN: alliance, league, federation, combine

ANT: splinter group

<p>(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose</p><p>SYN: alliance, league, federation, combine</p><p>ANT: splinter group</p>
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decadence

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

SYN: degeneration, corruption

ANT: rise, growth, development, maturation

<p>(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence</p><p>SYN: degeneration, corruption</p><p>ANT: rise, growth, development, maturation</p>
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elicit

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

SYN: call forth, evoke, extract, educe

ANT: repress, quash, squelch, stifle

<p>(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)</p><p>SYN: call forth, evoke, extract, educe</p><p>ANT: repress, quash, squelch, stifle</p>
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expostulate

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

SYN: protest, remonstrate, complain

<p>(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning</p><p>SYN: protest, remonstrate, complain</p>
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hackneyed

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

SYN: banal, trite, commonplace, corny

ANT: new, fresh, novel, original

<p>(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality</p><p>SYN: banal, trite, commonplace, corny</p><p>ANT: new, fresh, novel, original</p>
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hiatus

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

SYN: pause, lacuna

ANT: continuity, continuation

<p>(n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)</p><p>SYN: pause, lacuna</p><p>ANT: continuity, continuation</p>
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innuendo

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

SYN: insinuation, intimation

ANT: direct statement

<p>(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)</p><p>SYN: insinuation, intimation</p><p>ANT: direct statement</p>
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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

SYN: intervene, mediate

<p>(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement</p><p>SYN: intervene, mediate</p>
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jaded

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

SYN: sated, surfeited, cloyed

ANT: unspoiled, uncloyed

<p>(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)</p><p>SYN: sated, surfeited, cloyed</p><p>ANT: unspoiled, uncloyed</p>
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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

SYN: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly

ANT: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome

<p>(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint</p><p>SYN: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly</p><p>ANT: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome</p>
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meritorious

(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

SYN: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable

ANT: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable

<p>(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise</p><p>SYN: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable</p><p>ANT: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable</p>
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petulant

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

SYN: irritable, testy, waspish

ANT: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable

<p>(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset</p><p>SYN: irritable, testy, waspish</p><p>ANT: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable</p>
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prerogative

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

SYN: perquisite, perk

<p>(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence</p><p>SYN: perquisite, perk</p>
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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; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

SYN: narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive

ANT: cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded

<p>(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; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony</p><p>SYN: narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive</p><p>ANT: cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded</p>
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simulate

(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

SYN: feign, pretend, affect

<p>(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of</p><p>SYN: feign, pretend, affect</p>
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transcend

(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

SYN: surpass, outstrip

<p>(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed</p><p>SYN: surpass, outstrip</p>
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umbrage

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

SYN: irritation, pique, annoyance

ANT: pleasure, delight, satisfaction

<p>(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion</p><p>SYN: irritation, pique, annoyance</p><p>ANT: pleasure, delight, satisfaction</p>
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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

SYN: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy

ANT: gruff, blunt

<p>(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable</p><p>SYN: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy</p><p>ANT: gruff, blunt</p>
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