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Lurid
Causing Shock, horror, or revulsion;sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
from latin luridus meaning pale yellow, sallow
you try to "rid" something horrible or lurid
I saw a lurid ghost in Mansfield Prison.
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David LenahanCoalitionA combination, union, or merger for some specific purposeAlliance, league, federation, combineSprinter groupFrench, from Latin coalescere"Coal" (group of coals, charcoal grill), "-al" (alliance) The Air Force Academy is working in coalition with NASA to improve the aerodynamics of their new Stealth planes.
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Lydia Bednarski
Approbation
Def.: the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
Synonyms: commendation, sanction
Antonyms: disapproval, condemnation, censure
Ety.: late 14c., from O.Fr. aprobation , from L. approbationem , noun of action from approbatus , pp. of approbare

Memory Aid: “appro”is like approval
Sentence: The audience showed approbation by standing and applauding when the great leader walked into the room.


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Ian Adams




intercede (v.)
definition: to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
synonyms: intervene, mediate
antonyms: N/A
etymology: from Latin "intercedere"
memory aid: the prefix "inter-" means between, so intercede is to go between
sentence: In a professional boxing match, the referee is ready to intercede in case the fighters get out of hand.
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Harry Konangi
Petulant
peevish, annoyed by tirifles, easily irritated and upset
irritable, testy, waspish
even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable

"immodest, wanton, saucy,"
Someone peeking on what you’re doing, annoying you
If only my petulant little brother would leave me alone long enough for me to finish my homework.

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Word: Hiatus
Definition: a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing).
Synonyms: pause, lacuna.
Antonyms: Continuity, continuation.
Etymology: from Latin: gap, cleft, aperture, from hiāre to gape, yawn.
Memory Aid: If one says the word hiatus as hi-atus, pauses after the hi part, and then says atus, it will demonstrate the meaning of the word, which is to pause.
Sentence: I anxiously waited during the hiatus of Germany vs. Spain on Fifa World Cup 2010 this summer.
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Saida Gjinatori

Word: Expostulate (v.)

Definition: to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

Synonyms: protest, remonstrate, complain

Etymology:
L expostulātus demanded urgently, required ptp. of expostulāre

Memory Aid: when you are LATE, you try to convince your teacher that it is not a problem.

Sentence: I tried to expostulate with coach about kicking our star player off the team.

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Alexa Fedynsky

#11. Jaded
Definition = wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated byexcessive indulgence)
Synonyms = sated, surfeited, cloyed
Antonyms = unspoiled, uncloyed
Etymology = "bored by continual indulgence," 1630s; pp. adj. from **//jade//** (2). ---> "worn-out horse," late 14c., possibly from O.N.
jalda
"mare," from Finno-Ugric (cf. Mordvin
al'd'a
"mare"). As a term of abuse for a woman, it dates from 1560.
Memory Aid = "jade" is a precious stone so if someone has lots of jade, then they are jaded
Sentence = When I visited my new friend's house, I could tell her home life was jaded because she was waited on hand and foot by six servants!
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-Natalie Lawson :)



meritorious adj.
def: worthy, deserving recognition or praise
syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
et: from Latin

meritōrius
earning money
memory: merit, as in
an award
sentence: The meritorious winner of the science fair rightfully received a trophy.

Cara Mitchell

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Provincial
Pretaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, contrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
Narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
Latin form of
prōvinciālis

People outside the city are very Hill Billy like.

The farmers out in the country are provincial in their farming techniques in that they don't look at the big picture

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Adam Smith


-Word: Decadence
-Definition: (n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of time decline or decay; excessive self- indulgence
-Synonyms: degeneration, corruption
-Antonyms: rise, growth, development, maturation
-Etymology:1540–50; < MF < ML dēcadentia, equiv. to LL dēcadent- (s. of dēcadēns ), prp. of dēcadere to fall away [C16: from French, from Medieval Latin dēcadentia, literally: a falling away; see decay ]
-Memory Aid: Decade/decay is in the word, buildings begin to decay over a decade
-Sentence: Due to the destruction that the war caused, the city soon fell into a state of decadence.
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Sierra Burleson



Unctuous
Definition-excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or peity; fatty, oily, pliable.
Syn.- mealy, mouthed, servile, fawning, greasy.
Ant.- gruff, blunt.
Etymology- from either middle English, French, or Latin; from the word "unguere" which means "to anoint".
Memory Aid- Ok, so this is really cheesy, but here goes...the first thing that came to mind was uncool just like the beginning of unctuous- because no one likes someone who is trying to hard to make a good first impression.
Sentence- The other girls were annoyed at Kimmy's unctuous attitude toward the new boy at school, as she bragged and agreed with everything he said.
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Sarah Yannie

Hackneyed
Used so often as to lack freshness or originality.
Banal, trite, commonplace, corny
New, fresh, novel, original

1769, "kept for hire," pp. adj. from hackney. The figurative sense of "so overused as to have become uninteresting" is older, from 1749.
Hack- to chop until it isn't as good-looking or interesting. Eye- as in eyesore
I have heard all of those hackneyed Knock Knock jokes.
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Oriana Fleming

simulate-(v.) to make pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
Syn: feign, pretend, affect
1620s (implied in
simulated
), from L.
simulatus
, pp. of
simulare
(see simulation). First record of
simulated
in sense of "imitative for purposes of experiment or training" is from 1966 (
simulation
in this sense dates from 1954).
Word-Aid: Well, the "imulate" sounds kind of like imitate.
Sentence: After Claire saw that everyone had done their homework early, she decided to simulate this responsible act next time around...or maybe not.
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Word: innuendo (n.)

Definition: a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

Synonyms: insinuation, intimation

Antonym: direct statement›

Etymology: 1670s, "oblique hint, indiscreet suggestion," usually a depreciatory one, from L. innuendo "by meaning, pointing to," lit. "giving a nod to," abl. of ger. of innuere "to mean, signify," lit. "to nod to," from in- "at" + nuere "to nod." Originally a legal phrase (1560s) from M.L., with the sense of "to wit." It often introduced the derogatory meaning alleged in libel cases, which influenced its broader meaning.

Memory aid: A bit of a stretch but innuendos are clues to the end result

Sentence: The footprints in the victim’s backyard were an innuendo that the suspect had been there before.

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Catherine Hall4


Umbrage (n.)

Shade cast by tees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion.

Irritation, pique, annoyance

Pleasure, delight, satisfaction

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin umbraticum, neuter of umbraticus of shade, from umbratus, past participle of umbrare to shade, from umbra shade, shadow; akin to Lithuanian unksmė shadow. First Known Use: 15th century

The word Umbrella.

John took cover under the umbrage of a large oak tree as he was avoiding the summer sun.




Blake Williams



Elicit (v.)
~To draw or bring out or forth.
~ extract, educe, evoke
~repress, cover, hide
~Latin (elicitus) of (elicere) "to draw forth" ex-"out" licere-"comb" form of lacere-"to entice, lure, deceive"
~In the middle of the word you see "lic" which looks like "lice" and lice "draws out" blood.
~I attempted to elicit the truth from the two young children.
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Mina Cheriki