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approbation
the expression of aproval or favorable opinion, praise, official approval
assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve, to quiet, calm
coalition
a combination, union or merger for some specific prupose
decadence
decline, decay or deterioration, exccessive self indulgence
elicit
to draw forthm, bring out from some source (such as another person)
expostulate
tao attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hiatus
a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else, to serve as athird party or go-between in a disagreement
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive self indulgence)
lurid
causing shock, horrow, or revulsion, sensational pale or sallw in color, terrible or passionate in intensity or retraint
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irrated and upset
prerogative
a special right or privilege, a special quality showing excellence
provincial
pertaining to an outlying area...
simulate
to make a retense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of
transcend
to rise above or beyound, exceed
umbrage
shade cast by trees, foliage giving shade, an overshadowing influence or power, offense, resentment, a vauge suspicion
unctuous
excessively smooth or smu, trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity