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Honors English III Vocabulary List 1. 1) Approbation (n.) the expression of approval or favorite opinion, praise: official approval Synonyms: commendation,

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1 Honors English III Vocabulary List 1

2 1) Approbation (n.) the expression of approval or favorite opinion, praise: official approval Synonyms: commendation, sanction Antonyms: disapproval, condemnation, censure

3 2) Assuage (v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to; appease, satisfy, quench Synonyms: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay Antonyms: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate

4 3) Coalition (n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose Synonyms: alliance, league, federation, combine Antonyms: splinter group

5 4) Decadence (n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence Synonyms: degeneration, corruption Antonyms: rise, growth, development, maturation

6 5) Elicit (v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person) Synonyms: call forth, evoke, extract, educe Antonyms: repress, quash, squelch, stifle

7 6) Expostulate (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning Synonyms: protest, remonstrate, complain Antonyms: None

8 7) Hackneyed (adj.) used so often to lack freshness or originality Synonyms: banal, trite, commonplace, corny Antonyms: now, fresh, novel,original

9 8) Hiatus (n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having something missing) Synonyms: pause, lacuna Antonyms: continuity, continuation

10 9) Innuendo (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often derogatory) Synonyms: insinuation, intimation Antonyms: direct statement

11 10) Intercede (v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go between in a disagreement Synonyms: intervene, mediate Antonyms: none

12 11) Jaded (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled, (being satiated by excessive indulgence) Synonyms: sated, surfeited, cloyed Antonyms: unspoiled, uncloyed

13 12) Lurid (adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint Synonyms: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly Antonyms: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome

14 13) Meritorious (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise Synonyms: Praiseworthy, laudable, commendable Antonyms: blameworthy, reprehensible, descreditable

15 14) Petulant (adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset Synonyms: irritable, testy, waspish Antonyms: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable

16 15) Prerogative (n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence Synonyms: perquisite, perk Antonyms: none

17 16) Provincial (adj.) an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, limited and/or backward; simple, plain (n.) person with a narrow point of view; person from an outlying area Synonyms: (adj.) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, niave Antonyms: (adj.) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded

18 17) Simulate (v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of Synonyms: feign, pretend, affect Antonyms: none

19 18) Transcend (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed Synonyms: surpass, outstrip Antonyms: none

20 19) Umbrage (n.) shade cast by trees; foilage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion Synonyms: irritation, pique, annoyance Antonyms: pleasure, delight, satisfaction

21 20) Unctuous (adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression or earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily, pliable Synonyms: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy Antonyms: gruff, blunt


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