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UNIT 1 LEVEL F. Noun Definition: a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose. Synonyms: alliance, league, federation, combine Antonym: splinter.

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1 UNIT 1 LEVEL F

2 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. COALITION

3 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. DECADENCE

4 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. ELICIT

5 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 13 th ; this vacation was unscheduled, but she does deserve it. HIATUS

6 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. INNUENDO

7 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. INTERCEDE

8 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. JADED

9 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. MERITORIOUS

10 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. PROVINCIAL

11 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. SIMULATE

12 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. TRANSCEND Vincent Van Gogh “Self-Protrait” 1888


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