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21 Cards in this Set

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unctuous
adj. excessively smooth or smug
coalition
n. a combination, union, or merger for some spcific purpose
umbrage
n. an overshadowing influence or power
prerogative
n. a special right or privilege
transcend
v. to rise above or beyond, exceed
decadence
n. decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay
simulate
v. to make a pretense of, imitate
hackneyed
adj. used so often as to lack freshness or originality
elicit
v. to draw forth, bring out from some source
expostulate
v. to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
lurid
adj. causing shock, horror
hiatus
n. a gap,opening, break
petulant
adj. peevish,annoyed by trifles
provincial
adj. pertaining to an outlying area, narrow in mind
n. a person with a narrow point of view
intercede
v. to plead on behalf of someone else
innuendo
n. a hint, indirect suggestion
approbation
n. the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise
meritorious
adj. worthy, deserving recognition and praise
hackneyed
adj. used so often as to lack freshness or originality
assuage
v. to make easier or milder, relieve
jaded
adj. wearied, worn-out