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1 Unit 1 Level F

2 coalition Noun Definition: a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose. Synonyms: alliance, league, federation, combine Antonym: splinter group Sentence: The various community organizations formed a coalition to lobby against parking laws; this alliance helped to keep the new laws from passing.

3 decadence Noun Definition: decline, decay or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self- indulgence Synonyms: degeneration, corruption Antonyms: rise, growth, maturation Sentence: Some viewed her love of chocolate as decadence because she ate two candy bars a day; however, this self-indulgence never caused her to gain weight.

4 Elicit Verb Definition: to draw forth, bring out from some source Synonyms: evoke, extract, educe Antonyms: repress, quash, squelch, stifle My attempt to elicit information over the phone was met with a barrage of irrelevant recordings; I had to wait for ten minutes to extract the information from a real person.

5 hiatus Noun Definition: a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing) Synonyms: pause Antonyms: continuity, continuation She will be on hiatus until October 13th; this vacation was unscheduled, but she does deserve it.

6 innuendo Noun Definition: a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense) Synonyms: insinuation, intimation Antonyms: direct statement She was carefully spreading innuendos about her opponent’s lack of education: she hoped these hints would help her win the election.

7 intercede Verb Definition: to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement Synonyms: intervene, mediate The referee had to intercede in the dispute between the two players, and soon the game was proceeding again as if he had not acted as a go-between.

8 jaded Adjective Definition: wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence) Synonyms: sated, apathetic, bored Antonyms: unspoiled, fresh She became jaded to the luxuries in life after so many years of living with money; she was wearied by the years of indulgence she had lived.

9 meritorious Adjective Definition: worthy, deserving recognition and praise Synonyms: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable Antonyms: dishonorable, unworthy, discreditable She was repeatedly honored for her meritorious work with the victims of the disaster, but she never thought of the work as praiseworthy but simply as her duty as a member of society.

10 provincial Adjective Definition: pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified; backward; of a simple plain design that originated in the countryside Noun A person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony Synonyms: (adj) narrow-minded, naïve Antonyms: (adj) cosmopolitan, broad-minded The banjo, once thought to be a provincial product of the Southern hills, actually came here from Africa; it is a misconception that it is thought of as countrified.

11 simulate Verb Definition: to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of Synonyms: feign, pretend, affect Military training exercises are used to simulate actual warfare; these imitations are for the purpose of readying the unseasoned soldiers for warfare.

12 Transcend Verb Definition: to rise above or beyond; exceed Synonyms: surpass, upstage, outclass A great work of art may be said to transcend time, and it is remembered beyond the life of the artist and for decades or even centuries. Vincent Van Gogh “Self-Protrait” 1888

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