Unit1 - Approbation Assuage Coalition Decadence Elicit...

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Approbatio n (n) The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval My broad hint that I had paid for the lessons myself brought smiles of__from all the judges at the piano recital. Syn.: commendation, sanction; Ant.: disapproval, condemnation, censure Assuage (v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench Hey eyes told me that more than a few well-chosen words would be needed to__her hurt feelings. Syn.: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay; Ant.: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate Coalition (n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose The various community organizations formed a___to lobby against parking laws. Syn.: alliance, leaguer, dederation, combine; Ant.: splinter group Decadence (n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self- indulgence Some characterized her love of chocolate as__because she ate at least two candy bars a day. Syn.: degeneration, corruption; Ant.: rise, growth, development, maturation Elicit (v) to draw forth; bring out from some source (such as another person) My attempt to__information over the phone was met with a barrage of irrelevant recordings Syn.: call forth, evoke, extract, educe; Ant.: repress, quash, squelch, strifle
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