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Vocabulary Level F. Unit 1 Part B. jadedprovincial luridsimulate meritorioustranscend petulantumbrage prerogativeunctuous. Jaded. Jaded. ( adj.)wearied, worn out, dull Syn. sated, surfeited, cloyed. Ant. Unspoiled, uncloyed. Jaded.

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Vocabulary Level F

Unit 1 Part B


jadedprovincial

luridsimulate

meritorioustranscend

petulantumbrage

prerogativeunctuous


Jaded


Jaded

  • (adj.)wearied, worn out, dull

  • Syn. sated, surfeited, cloyed.

  • Ant. Unspoiled, uncloyed.


Jaded

  • The wilted handclasp and the fast-melting smile mark the JADED refugee of too many parties.


Lurid


Lurid

  • (adj.) Causing shock, horror

  • Syn. gruesome, gory, grisly, ghastly.

  • Ant. pleasant, attractive, appealing.


Lurid

  • Bright, sensational and often LURID, some old-time movie posters make today’s newspaper ads look tame.


Mertorious


Meritorious

  • Adj. worthy, deserving recognition and praise

  • Syn. praiseworthy, laudable, commendable.

  • Ant. blameworthy, reprehensible.


Meritorious

  • Many years of MERITORIOUS service could not dissuade him from feeling that he had not chosen work that he liked.


A +++


Petulant


Petulant

  • (adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles

  • Syn. irritable, testy, waspish.

  • Ant. even-tempered, placid, serene.


Petulant

  • An overworked parent may be unlikely to indulge the complaints of a PETULANT child.


Bah Humbug

  • Ebenezer Scrooge


Prerogative


Prerogative

  • (n.) A special right or privilege, special quality

  • Syn. perquisite, perk.


Prerogative

  • She seemed to feel that a snooze at her desk was not an annoying habit but the PREROGATIVE of a veteran employee.


Notice the flags


Provincial


Provincial

  • The banjo, once thought to be a PROVINCIAL product of the Southern hills, actually came here from Africa.


A provincial road


Provincial

  • (adj.) Pertaining to an outlying area; local.

  • Syn. narrow-minded, parochial, insular.

  • Ant. cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded.


Simulate


Simulate

  • (v.) To make a pretense, imitate.

  • Syn. feign, pretend, affect.


Simulate.

  • Some skilled actors can SIMULATE emotions they might never have felt in life.


Transcend


Transcend

  • (v.) To rise above or beyond, exceed.

  • Syn. surpass, outstrip.


Transcend

  • A great mark of art may be said to TRANSCEND time, and it is remembered for decades, or even centuries.


The essence of human life transcends our differences.


Umbrage


Umbrage

  • (n.) offense, resentment

  • Syn. irritation, pique, annoyance.

  • Ant. pleasure, delight, satisfaction.


Umbrage

  • She hesitated to offer her opinion, fearing that they would take UMBRAGE at her criticism.


Unctuous


Unctuous

  • (adj.) Excessively smooth or smug.

  • Syn. Mealymouthed. Servile. Fawning, greasy.

  • Ant. Gruff, blunt.


Unctuous

  • Her consistent inquiring about the health of my family at first seemed friendly, later merely UNCTUOUS.


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