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Glossary of English - Vocab 1

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approbation
(n.) the expression of official approval
assuage
(v.) to make easier; to quiet; to satisfy
coalition
(n.) a union for some specific purpose
decadence
(n.) decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
elicit
(v.) to draw forth, to bring out
expostulate
(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from something
hackneyed
(adj.) used so often as to lack originality
hiatus
(n.) a gap or break
innuendo
(n.) a hint or indirest reference message (often derogatory)
intercede
(v.) to plead on someone's behalf; to serve as a mediator in a disagreement
jaded
(adj.) weary, worn-out
lurid
(adj.) causing shock; sensational; pale; terrible
meritorious
(adj.) worthy and deserving of recognition
petulant
(adj.) easily irritated
prerogative
(n.) a special right; a special quality
provincial
(adj.) relating to an outlying area;

(n.) a person with a narrow point of view
simulate
(v.) to imitate
transcend
(v.) to rise above, to exceed
umbrage
(n.) shade cast by trees; an overshadowing influence
unctious
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug

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