Vocabulary Workshop Level F Grade 11 Unit 1

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Grade 11  Unit 1

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Vocabulary grade 11 Unit 1

Approbation

(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval.

  1. Every man is not obliged to investigate the causes of his approbation or dislike.

  2. To be represented otherwise than with approbation is worse than the worst of deaths.

  3. He presented it to him as a mark of his satisfaction and entire approbation of his conduct.

  4. You will be cheered by the approbation of your own consciences, and by the plaudits of mankind.

  5. A shout of general approbation following the first appearance of the goblets.

  6. Her approbation pleased him, for his simplicity failed to detect the concealed ridicule.

  7. He gave her his hand without looking at her, as if her approbation did not greatly gratify him.

Assuage

(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench.

  1. Talking to her helped to assuage my guilt.

  2. To assuage his wife's grief, he took her on a tour of Europe.

  3. The government has tried to assuage the public's fears.

  4. Nothing could assuage his guilt.

  5. His reply did little to assuage my suspicions.

  6. The medicine is used to assuage pain.

  7. Or assuage the guilt for abandoning that traditional ideal.

coalition

(n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose.

  1. The centre-right parties have formed a coalition.

  2. The two parties have united to form a coalition.

  3. Since June the country has had a coalition government.

  4. Government by coalition has its own peculiar set of problems.

  5. A serious split in the ruling coalition appeared soon after the election.

  6. It's the coalition forces who are to blame for the continuation of the war.

  7. He was working in coalition with other Unionist leaders.

decadence

(n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence.

  1. These purveyors of social and cultural decadence must be held accountable.

  2. So maybe the rise of grandiosity is more than cultural decadence.

  3. The chocolate chips and almonds added a touch of holiday decadence.

  4. The memoir describes an imperial court of decadence and ruthless intrigue.

  5. Neckties were seen as signs of decadence and makeup became taboo.

  6. By the 15th century, dereliction and decadence had taken hold.

elicit

(v) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person).

  1. Have you managed to elicit a response from them yet?

  2. I could elicit no response from him.

  3. They were able to elicit the support of the public.

  4. The test uses pictures to elicit words from the child.

  5. The questionnaire was intended to elicit information on eating habits.

  6. Elicit that they are used as lenses.

  7. Neither seemed able to elicit any information.

  8. Short questions are more likely to elicit a response.

expostulate

(v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning.

  1. Didn't I ever expostulate with you on the subject?

  2. The father expostulates with his son about the foolishness of leaving school.

  3. She expostulates with her husband about his habit of smoking in bed.

  4. They expostulate with him about the risk involve in his plan.

  5. Now and again one would try to expostulate with the man in white but it was no good; nobody was listening.

  6. He wanted to plunge in and expostulate with her.

hackneyed

(adj) used so often as to lack freshness or originality.

  1. There is no escaping the limits of such hackneyed writing.

  2. The hackneyed screenplay traffics in stereotype and yuk-yuk jokes.

  3. It's as dumb, and hackneyed, as it sounds.

  4. However hackneyed, the pre-credits sequence is striking.

  5. But if the structure is somewhat hackneyed, it is also hopeful.

  6. As entertainment, it's often flat and hackneyed.

  7. "Everybody thinks it's hackneyed,"

hiatus

(n) a gap, opening, break (in sense of having an element missing).

  1. After a five-month hiatus, the talks resumed.

  2. There was a brief hiatus in the war.

  3. Hiatus hernia was present in 33 patients.

  4. And oddly enough, they were discussing the hiatus too.

  5. MacDowell is enjoying a long hiatus from moviemaking.

  6. They were going on hiatus for about two months.

  7. Gumbel responded by taking a three-day hiatus.

innuendo

(n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense).

  1. The report was based on rumors, speculation, and innuendo.

  2. The article is pure surmise and innuendo.

  3. The song is full of sexual innuendo.

  4. The dialogue was all filth and innuendo.

  5. He had been subject to a campaign of innuendo in the press.

  6. There's always an element of sexual innuendo in our conversations.

intercede

(v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement.

  1. I spend most of my time interceding in acute medical emergencies.

  2. Wu was released in August 1995, after the US interceded.

  3. At every turn, fate intercedes to make bad things worse.

  4. When one player drops to the ground, the referees intercede.

  5. James said the agency does not often intercede in criminal cases.

  6. The monitors will not be able to intercede if fighting erupts.

  7. The saints watch and protect us; they intercede for us.

jaded

(adj) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in a sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence).

  1. Here is a dish that will revive jaded palates.

  2. You look very jaded; you need a holiday.

  3. The concert should satisfy even the most jaded critic.

  4. Perhaps some caviar can tempt your jaded palate.

  5. I felt terribly jaded after working all weekend.

  6. We had both become jaded, disinterested, and disillusioned.

  7. She felt jaded and in need of emotional uplift.

  8. New York musicians are jaded and tough.

lurid

(adj) causing shock, horror or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint.

  1. Some reports have contained lurid accounts of deaths and mutilations.

  2. You can read all the lurid details of the affair in today's paper.

  3. The papers gave the lurid details of the murder.

  4. Accurate reporting takes second place to lurid detail.

  5. She gave us a lurid description of the birth.

  6. She was wearing a lurid orange and green blouse.

  7. That's a very lurid shade of lipstick she's wearing.

  8. He told me in lurid detail what would happen to me.

meritorious

(adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise.

  1. He was praised for his meritorious service.

  2. He wrote a meritorious theme about his visit to the cotton mill.

  3. They argued that if their deeds were meritorious, they had nothing to fear from the light of public analysis and discussion.

  4. He sensed their grim satisfaction, something meritorious in the air, some old grievance righted at last.

  5. Scala was a meritorious public servant.

  6. What meritorious feats they had done!

  7. Those who render meritorious service receive awards.

petulant

(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset.

  1. His critics say he's just being silly and petulant.

  2. Her tone of voice became abrupt and petulant.

  3. She could be wayward, petulant, and disagreeable.

  4. He behaved like a petulant child and refused to cooperate.

  5. He became more petulant than ever.

  6. But the disease confounded everyone, vanishing in petulant defiance of all the elaborate preparations which had been made to accommodate it.

  7. Silber is an impatient, some might say petulant, player on the local political scene.

  8. He frowned, and the handsome face clouded momentarily, petulant as a child's.

prerogative

(n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence.

  1. Education was once the prerogative of the elite.

  2. It is the Prime Minister's prerogative to decide when to call an election.

  3. Making such decisions is not the sole prerogative of managers.

  4. Constitutional changes are exclusively the prerogative of the parliament.

  5. Arriving late is a woman's prerogative .

  6. It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind.

  7. A monarch has the prerogative of pardoning criminals.

  8. The Prime Minister exercised his prerogative to decide when to call an election.

provincial

(adj) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside.

  1. Provincial assemblies meet once a year.

  2. City dwellers think country folk have provincial attitudes.

  3. Guerillas captured and briefly held an important provincial capital.

  4. Six new members have been inducted into the Provincial Cabinet.

  5. Power has been handed over to provincial and regional assemblies.

  6. She was a rather gauche, provincial creature.

  7. Her story is sharply evocative of Italian provincial life.

  8. Our house is decorated in French Provincial style.

  9. He decided to revamp the company's provincial image.

simulate

to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of:

  1. Such performance studies cannot be simulated on Earth's surface.

  2. We intend to have thousands of different wounds we can simulate.

  3. What they saw was the simulated destruction of the two tanks.

  4. A place where I could at least simulate tending to business.

  5. His powerful presence, simulated here and now, is indispensible.

  6. I prided myself on being able to simulate enthusiasm for anything.

  7. They have to do with the plasticity of pigment simulating flesh.

transcend

(v) to rise above or beyond, exceed.

  1. The best films are those which transcend national or cultural barriers.

  2. At times his technique seems to transcend the limitations of the piano.

  3. Such matters transcend human understanding.

  4. The beauty of her songs transcend words and language.

  5. We must somehow transcend this and create an atmosphere at our meetings which is welcoming to people from all types of background.

  6. This recognition of mortality and the requirement to transcend it is the first great impulse to mythology.

  7. A tube top and shorts transcend sportswear when the shorts are beaded.

umbrage

(n) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion.

  1. I invited her because I was afraid of giving umbrage.

  2. He took umbrage at her remarks.

  3. She took umbrage at my remarks about her hair.

  4. He takes umbrage against anyone who criticises him.

  5. You don't think she'll take umbrage if she isn't invited to the wedding(sentencedict.com), do you?

  6. Maynard angrily took umbrage at Campbell's remarks.

  7. If they take umbrage, then they were never a proper friend in the first place.

  8. She took umbrage at his remarks, but made no attempt to get her figure back.

unctuous

(adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable.

  1. Maybe it was his manner, at once unctuous and intimidating.

  2. Just rewarm it before serving to restore all the unctuous goodness.

  3. Slightly sweet, high in alcohol, unctuous and mouth filling.

  4. Rich and unctuous, with floral aromas; big yet dry.

  5. Predictably, Rivera manages to be both candid and unctuous.

  6. The conclusion was an unctuous non sequitur, a decoy.

  7. The unctuous bawling, truly bawling, of a priest.