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approbation
Noun-expression of approval/favorable opinion
assuage
verb-to make easier or milder, to quiet, to put an end to
coalition
noun-a combination, union, or merger for a purpose
decadence
noun-decline, decay, condition or period of decline or decay, self indulgence
elicit
verb-to draw forth, bring out
expostulate
verb-to attempt to dissuade of something
hackneyed
adj-lack freshness or originality
hiatus
noun-gap, break, opening
innuendo
noun-hint, indirect suggestion/reference
intercede
verb-to plead on behalf of someone else; a go-between
jaded
adj-wearied or worn out
lurid
adj-causing shock, horror; sensational; pale; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
meritorious
adj-worthy of praise
petulant
adj-peevish, annoyed, easily irritated
prerogative
noun-special right or privilege, quality showing excellence
provincial
adj-pertaining to outlying area; local; narror in mind or outlook, limited; simple design that originates from countryside
Noun-person w/narrow point of view; person from outlying area; soldier from province or colony
simulate
verb-to imitate
transcend
verb-rise above, exceed
umbrage
noun-shade cast by trees; overshadowing influence or power; offense; a vague suspicion
unctuous
adj-excessively smooth/smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness or sincerity; fatty, oily
ameliorate
verb-to improve, make better
aplomb
noun-poise or assurance; perpendicularity
bombastic
adj-pompous or overblown in language
callow
adj-without experience, immature
drivel
noun-saliva flowing from mouth to nose; foolish thinking or talk
verb-to let saliva flow from mouth; to utter nonsense; to waste away foolishly
epitome
noun-summary; instance that represents larger reality
exhort
verb-urge strongly, advise
ex officio
adj/adv-by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
verb-to violate, trespass
ingratiate
verb-to make oneself agreeable and gain acceptance or favor by others
interloper
noun-one who moves in where he or she is not wanted, intruder
intrinsic
adj-belonging to someone by its very nature, immanent or organic
inveigh
verb-to violently attach in words, express strong disapproval
lassitude
noun-weariness of body/mind, lack of energy
millennium
noun-period of one thousand years (period of great joy)
occult
adj-mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret
verb-to hide, conceal
noun-matters involving supernatural
permeate
verb-spread through
precipitate
verb-fall as moisture; bring about suddenly; hurl down a great height; give distinct form to
noun-moisture; product of an action or process
stringent
adj-strict, severe; sharp or bitter to the taste
surmise
verb-to think or believe w/out evidence; to guess
noun-likely idea that lacks definate proof
abominate
verb-to have hatred for
acculturation
noun-modification of social patterns, traits, or structures of a group or society by contact with others; resultant blend
adventitious
adj-resulting from chance; accidental; (medicine) acquired, not congenial
ascribe
verb-to assign or attribute
circuitous
adj-roundabout, indirect
commiserate
verb-sympathize with, show pity for
enjoin
verb-direct or order; prohibit
expediate
verb-make easy, progress faster
expiate
verb-make ammends; avert
ferment
noun-state of great excitement, agitation, turbulence
verb-be in or work into such a state; produce alcohol by chemical action
inadvertent
adj-resulting from or marked by lack of attention
nominal
adj-existing in name only, too small to be taken seriously
noncommittal
adj-not decisive or definate; unwilling to take a clear position
peculate
verb-to steal
proclivity
noun-natural or habitual inclination or tendency
sangfroid
noun-composure or coolness
seditious
adj-resistant to lawful authority
tenuous
adj-thin, slender; lacking in clarity/sharpness; of slight importance/significance; poorly supported
vitriolic
adj-bitter, sarcastic; caustic or biting (strong acid)
wheedle
verb-use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end