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1 Vocabulary Level F Unit 1
Part A

2 approbation expostulate
assuage hackneyed coalition hiatus decadence innuendo elicit intercede

3 approbation The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

4 Approbation:

5 Approbation Synonyms: commendation, sanction
Sentence: My broad hint that I had paid for the lessons myself brought smiles of approbation from all the judges at the piano recital.

6 assuage To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

7 Assuage:

8 assuage Synonyms: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
Sentence: Her eyes told me that more than a few well-chose words would be needed to assuage her hurt feelings.

9 Coalition A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

10 Coalition:

11 coalition Synonyms: alliance, league, federation, combine
Sentence: The various community organizations formed a coalition to lobby against parking laws.

12 decadence Decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

13 Decadence:

14 decadence Synonyms: degeneration, corruption
Sentence: Some characterized her love of chocolate as decadence because she ate at least two candy bars a day.

15 elicit To draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

16 Elicit:

17 elicit Synonyms: call forth, evoke, extract, educe
Sentence: My attempt to elicit information over the phone was met with a barrage of irrelevant recordings.

18 expostulate To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

19 Expostulate:

20 Expostulation Synonyms: protest, remonstrate, complain
Sentence: Shakespeare’s Hamlet finds it useless to expostulate with his mother for siding with his stepfather.

21 hackneyed Used so often as to lack freshness or originality

22 Hackneyed:

23 hackneyed Synonyms: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
Sentence: The Great Gatsby tells a universal story without being ruined by hackneyed prose and description.

24 hiatus A gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

25 Hiatus:

26 hiatus Synonym: pause Sentence: I was awakened not by a sudden sound but by a hiatus in the din of traffic.

27 innuendo A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

28 Innuendo:

29 innuendo Synonyms: insinuation, intimation
Sentence: Those lacking the facts or afraid of reprisals often tarnish an enemy’s reputation by use of innuendo.

30 intercede To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

31 Intercede:

32 intercede Synonyms: intervene, mediate
Sentence: She will intercede in the dispute between the two children, and soon they will be playing happily again.

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