Vocab 1-2

  1. approbation-def
    the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
  2. approbation-syn
    commendation, sanction
  3. approbation-ant
    disapproval, condemnation, censure
  4. assuage-def
    to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
  5. assuage-syn
    mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
  6. assauge-ant
    intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
  7. coalition-def
    a combination, union or merger for some specific purpose
  8. coalition-syn
    alliance, league, federation, combine
  9. coalition-ant
    splinter group
  10. decadence-def
    decline, decay or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive slef-indulgence
  11. decadence-syn
    degeneration, corruption
  12. decadence-ant
    rise, growth, development, maturation
  13. elicit-def
    to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
  14. elicit-syn
    call forth, evoke, extract, educe
  15. elicit-ant
    repress, quash, squelch, stifle
  16. expostulate-def
    to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
  17. expostulate-syn
    protest, remonstrate, complain
  18. hackneyed-def
    used so often as to lack freshness or originality
  19. hackneyed-syn
    banal, trite, commonplace, corny
  20. hackneyed-ant
    new, fresh, novel, original
  21. hiatus-def
    a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
  22. hiatus-syn
    pause, lacuna
  23. hiatus-ant
    continuity, continuation
  24. innuendo-def
    a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
  25. innuendo-syn
    insinuation, intimation
  26. innuendo-ant
    direct statement
  27. intercede-def
    to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
  28. intercede-syn
    intervene, mediate
  29. jaded-def
    wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by exsessive indulgence)
  30. jaded-syn
    sated, surfeited, cloyed
  31. jaded-ant
    unspoiled, uncloyed
  32. lurid-def
    causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pal or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack or restraint
  33. lurid-syn
    gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
  34. lurid-ant
    pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
  35. meritorious-def
    worthy, deserving recognition and praise
  36. metrotorious-syn
    praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
  37. meritorious-ant
    blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
  38. petulant-def
    peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
  39. petulant-syn
    irritable, testy, waspish
  40. petulant-ant
    even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
  41. perogative-def
    a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
  42. perogative-syn
    perquisite, perk
  43. provincial-def
    • 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;
    • a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
  44. provincial-syn
    narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
  45. provincial-ant
    cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
  46. simulate-def
    to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
  47. simulate-syn
    feign, pretend, affect
  48. tanscend-def
    to rise above or beyond, exceed
  49. transcend-syn
    surpass, outstrip
  50. umbrage-def
    shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowin influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
  51. umbrage-syn
    irriation, pique, annoyance
  52. umbrage-ant
    pleasure, delight, satisfaction
  53. unctuous-def
    excessively smooth or snug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
  54. unctuous-syn
    mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
  55. unctuous-ant
    gruff, blunt
  56. ameliorate-def
    to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
  57. ameliorate-syn
    amend, better
  58. ameliorate-ant
    worsen, aggravate, exacerbate
  59. aplomb-def
    poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
  60. aplomb-syn
    compisure, self-possession, levelheadedness
  61. aplomb-ant
    confusion, embarrassment, abashment
  62. bombastic-def
    pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
  63. bombastic-syn
    inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious
  64. bombastic-ant
    unadorned, simple, plain, austere
  65. callow-def
    withour experioence; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
  66. callow-syn
    green, raw, unfledged, ineperienced
  67. callow-ant
    mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
  68. drivel-def
    • saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense
    • to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
  69. drivel-syn
    balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot; slaver
  70. epitome-def
    a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
  71. epitome-syn
    abstact, digest, model, archetype
  72. exhort-def
    to urge strongly, advise earnestly
  73. exhort-syn
    entreat, implore, adjure
  74. exhort-ant
    discourage, advise against, deprecate
  75. ex officio-def
    by virture of holding a certain office
  76. infringe-def
    to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
  77. infringe-syn
    encroach, impinge, intrude, poach
  78. infringe-ant
    stay in bounds
  79. ingratiate-def
    to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
  80. ingratiate-syn
    cozy up to, curry favor with
  81. ingratiate-ant
    alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself
  82. interloper-def
    one who movies in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
  83. interloper-syn
    trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
  84. intrinsic-def
    belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; orinating in a bodily organ or part
  85. intrinsic-syn
    immanent, organic
  86. intrinsic-ant
    extrensic, external, outward
  87. inveigh-def
    to make violentattack in words, express strong disapproval
  88. inveigh-syn
    rail, harague, fulminate, remonstrate
  89. inveigh-ant
    acclaim, glorify, extol
  90. lassitude-def
    weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
  91. lassitude-syn
    fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor
  92. lassitude-ant
    energy, vitality, animation, liveliness
  93. millennium (millennia)-def
    a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
  94. millennuim (millennia)-syn
    chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace
  95. millennium (millennia)-ant
    doomsday, day of judgement
  96. occult-def
    • mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means
    • to hide, conceal; eclipse
    • matters involving the supernatural
  97. occult-syn
    supernatural, esoteric, abstruse, arcane
  98. occult-ant
    mundane, common public, exorteric
  99. permeate-def
    to spread through, penetrate, soak through
  100. precipitate-def
    • to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to
    • characterized by excessive haste
    • moisture; the product of an action or progress
  101. precipitate-syn
    provoke, produce, reckless, impetuous
  102. precipitate-ant
    wary, cautious, circumspect
  103. stringent-def
    strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or somelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
  104. stringent-syn
    stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative
  105. stringent-ant
    lenient, mild, lax, permissive
  106. surmize-def
    • to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
    • likely idea that lacks definite proof
  107. surmize-syn
    infer, gather, inference, presumption
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Vocab 1-2
Vocabulary Lessons 1 and 2.