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Vocabulary Level F. Unit 1 Part B. jaded provincial lurid simulate meritorious transcend petulant umbrage prerogative unctuous. Jaded. Jaded. ( adj.)wearied, worn out, dull Syn. sated, surfeited, cloyed. Ant. Unspoiled, uncloyed. Jaded.

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Vocabulary level f

Vocabulary Level F

Unit 1 Part B


jaded provincial

lurid simulate

meritorious transcend

petulant umbrage

prerogative unctuous



Jaded1
Jaded

  • (adj.)wearied, worn out, dull

  • Syn. sated, surfeited, cloyed.

  • Ant. Unspoiled, uncloyed.


Jaded2
Jaded

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



Lurid1
Lurid

  • (adj.) Causing shock, horror

  • Syn. gruesome, gory, grisly, ghastly.

  • Ant. pleasant, attractive, appealing.


Lurid2
Lurid

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



Meritorious
Meritorious

  • Adj. worthy, deserving recognition and praise

  • Syn. praiseworthy, laudable, commendable.

  • Ant. blameworthy, reprehensible.


Meritorious1
Meritorious

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




Petulant1
Petulant

  • (adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles

  • Syn. irritable, testy, waspish.

  • Ant. even-tempered, placid, serene.


Petulant2
Petulant

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


Bah humbug
Bah Humbug

  • Ebenezer Scrooge



Prerogative1
Prerogative

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

  • Syn. perquisite, perk.


Prerogative2
Prerogative

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




Provincial1
Provincial

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



Provincial2
Provincial

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

  • Syn. narrow-minded, parochial, insular.

  • Ant. cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded.



Simulate1
Simulate

  • (v.) To make a pretense, imitate.

  • Syn. feign, pretend, affect.


Simulate2
Simulate.

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



Transcend1
Transcend

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

  • Syn. surpass, outstrip.


Transcend2
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
The essence of human life transcends our differences.



Umbrage1
Umbrage

  • (n.) offense, resentment

  • Syn. irritation, pique, annoyance.

  • Ant. pleasure, delight, satisfaction.


Umbrage2
Umbrage

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



Unctuous1
Unctuous

  • (adj.) Excessively smooth or smug.

  • Syn. Mealymouthed. Servile. Fawning, greasy.

  • Ant. Gruff, blunt.


Unctuous2
Unctuous

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


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