AP Vocab List 1
1. approbation (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.
2. assuage (v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
Her eyes told me that more than a few well-chosen words would be needed to ____________ her hurt feelings.
3. coalition (n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
The various community organizations formed a __________ to lobby against parking laws.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. expostulate (v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
Shakespeare’s Hamlet finds it useless to __________ with his mother for siding with his stepfather.
7. hackneyed (adj) used so often as to lack freshness or originality
The Great Gatsby tells a universal story without being marred by __________ prose.
8. hiatus (n) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
I was awakened not by a sudden sound but by a __________ in the din of traffic.
9. innuendo (n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
Those lacking the facts or afraid of reprisals often tarnish an enemy’s reputation by use of __________. 10. intercede (v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
She will __________ in the dispute between the two children, and soon...
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