Vocab Unit 1

  1. Approbation
    Favorable oppinion, praise, official approval
  2. Assuage
    To make easier or milder, relieve, to quiet, calm
  3. Coalition
    A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
  4. Decadence
    Decline, decay, or deterioration, Excessive self-indulgence
  5. Elicit
    To draw forth, bring out
  6. Expostulate
    To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnerst reasoning
  7. Hackneyed
    Used so often as to lack freshness or originality, corny
  8. Hiatus
    A gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
  9. Innuendo
    A hint, indirect suggestion
  10. Intercede
    To plead on behalf of someone else, to serve as a go-between in a disagreement
  11. Jaded
    Wearied, worn-out, dulled
  12. Lurid
    Causeing shock, horror, or revulsion, sensational
  13. Meritorious
    Worthy, deserving recognition and praise
  14. Petulant
    Peevish, Easily irritated and upset
  15. Prerogative
    A special right or privilage
  16. Provincial
    • (adj.) Pertaining to an outlying area, narrow in mind or outlook
    • (n.) A person with a narrow point of veiw, a person from an outlying area
  17. Simulate
    To imitate, pretend
  18. Transcend
    To ride above or beyond, exceed
  19. Umbrage
    Shade cast by trees, an overshadowing influence or power
  20. Unctuous
    Excessively smooth or smug, fatty, oily
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Vocab Unit 1
English vocabulary Honors American Liturature, Unit 1