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20 Cards in this Set

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Approbation (noun):

Definition: approval; commendation.

Synonyms: admiration, approval

Antonyms: denial, disagreement

Assuage (verb):

Definition: soothe, relieve

Synonyms: allay, alleviate

Antonyms: aggravate. agitate

Coalition (noun):

Definition: allied group. association

Synonyms: affiliation, alliance

Antonyms: detachment, disconnection

Decadence (noun):

Definition: perversion; deterioration of morality Synonyms: corruption, debasement

Antonyms: ascent, decency

Elicit (verb):

Definition: draw out

Synonyms: bring out, evoke

Antonyms: give, placate

Expostulate (verb):

Definition: reason with

Synonyms: argue, dissuade \

Antonyms: agree, make peace

Hackneyed (adj):

Definition: clichéd, tired

Synonyms: banal, corny

Antonyms: fresh, new

Hiatus (Noun):

Definition: A break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

Synonyms: interval, lapse

Antonyms: closing, continuation

Innuendo (Noun):

Definition: an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.

Synonym: insinuation, hint

Antonym: evidence, proof

Intercede (Verb):

Definition: to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition:

Synonym: intrude, plead

Antonym: leave alone

Jaded (adjective):

Definition: dulled or satiated by overindulgence: Synonym: bored, tired

Antonym: activated, fresh

Lurid (adjective):

Definition: gruesome; horrible; revolting Synonym: exaggerated, grim

Antonym: clean, delightful

Meritorious (adjective):

Definition: deserving praise, reward, esteem, praiseworthy

Synonym: exemplary, praiseworthy

Antonym: corrupt, dishonorable

Petulant (adj):

Definition: of a person or their manner childishly sulky or bad-tempered.

Synonym: cranky, fractious, impatient

Antonym: agreeable, cheerful, nice

Prerogative (noun):

Definition: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.

Synonym: immunity, perquisite

Antonym: duty, obligation

Provincial (adj):

Definition: of or concerning a province of a country or empire.

Synonym: local, rural, country

Antonym: broad, city, liberal

Simulate (verb):

Definition: imitate the appearance or character

Synonym: replicate, reproduce, resemble Antonym: destroy, deal, meet

Umbrage (noun):

Definition: offense; annoyance; displeasure: Synonym: anger, annoyance

Antonym: calmness, cheer

Transcend (verb):

Definition: to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed:

Synonym: eclipse, outstrip

Antonym: surrender fail

Unctuous (adj):

Definition: sycophantic

Synonyms: groveling, ingratiating

Antonyms: blunt, genuine