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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Unit 1 & 2

Terms

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Approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion
Assauge
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench.
Coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose.
decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration,; a condition or period of decline or decay, excessive self-indulgence
Elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source
Expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by honest reasoning.
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hiatus
a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else as a third part in a disagreement
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled(from over-indulgence)
lurid
causing shock, horror, revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
Meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise.
petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset.
prerogative
a special right or privelege; a special quality showing excellence
provincial
pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow-minded views
Simulate
imitate
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage
shade cast by trees & foilage, over shadowing influence/power; offense, resentment, vague suspicion
unctuous
excessively smooth and smug, trying too hard to give impression of sincerity, piety, etc;pliable; fatty, oily
ameliorate
imrpveo, make better, correct a flaw
aplomb
poise, assurance, self-confidece
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language, full of high-sounding words to conceal a lack of ideas
callow
without experience, not fully developed, lacking sophistication and poise
drivel
drooling;foolish;utter nonsense or schildish twaddle
epitome
summary, condensed account; representing a larger reality
exhort
urge strongly, advise earnestly
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
violate, trespass, go beyond recognized boundaries
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain acceptance/favor by others (used in critical/derogatory)way
interloper
one who goes where they're not wanted, an intruder
intrinsic
belonging to someone or something by its very nature
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong dissaproval
lassitude
weariness or body of mind, lack of energy
millenium
1000 years; period of great joy
occult
mysterious, magical, supernatural, hidden from view, etc.
permeate
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
precipitate
bring about suddenly; fall as moisture; hurl down from great height; give distinct form to; done hastily; mositure; product of an action or proccess
stringent
strict, sever; sharp or bitter to taste;
surmise
to think or believe without supporting evidence
implement
any article used in some activity, esp. an instrument, tool, or utensil:

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