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approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

commendation, sanction
A- disapproval, condemnation, censure
assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
A- intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

alliance, league, federation, combine
A- splinter group
decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

degeneration, corruption
A- rise, growth, development, maturation
elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source

call forth, evoke, extract, educe
A- repress, quash, squelch, stifle
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

protest, remonstrate, complain
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality

banal, trite, commonplace, corny
A- new, fresh, novel, original
hiatus
a gap, opening, break

pause, lacuna
A- continuity, continuation
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (deragatory)

insinuation, intimation
A- direct statement
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go between in a dissagreement

intervene, mediate
jaded
wearied, worn-out, dulled

sated, surfieted, cloyed
A- unspoiled, uncloyed
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
A- pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
meritorius
worthy, deserving recognition and praise

praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
A- blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

irritable, testy, waspish
A- even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
prerogative
a special right or privilage; a special quality showing excellence

perquisite, perk
provincial
pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense od being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that orginated 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
A- cosmopolitian, catholic, broad-minded
simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

feign, pretend, affect
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed

surpass, outstrip
umbrage
shade cast by trees; foilage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

irritation, pique, annoyance
A- pleasure, delight, satisfaction
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

mealymouthed, sefvile, fawning, greasy
A- gruff, blunt