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approbation
praise
assuage
to make easier
coalition
a combination
decadence
decline; excessive over-indulgence
elicit
to draw forth
expostulate
to protest
hackneyed
over-used
hiatus
a gap, opening, or break
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a go-between
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; lack of restraint
meritorious
worthy
petulant
peevish, easily irritated
prerogative
a special right
provincial
narrow-minded
simulate
to imitate
transcend
to rise above
umbrage
offense, resentment
unctuous
fatty, oily; excessively smug
ameliorate
to improve
aplomb
poise, asurance
bombastic
overblown in language
callow
lacking experience, immature
drivel
saliva or mucus
epitome
a summary; an archetype
exhort
to urge strongly
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
to violate, trespass
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable
interloper
an intruder
intrinsic
essential, inherent, organic
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words
lassitude
lack of energy
millenium
period of 1,000 years; a period of great joy, prosperity, or peace
occult
mysterious, magical; to hide
permeate
to spread through, penetrate
precipitate
to fall as moisture; reckless; to provoke
stringent
strict; bitter in taste
surmise
to guess; an idea that lacks proof
abominate
to have intense hatred for
acculturation
the blending of cultures
adventitious
accidental; not essential
ascribe
to assign or refer to
circuitous
roundabout
commiserate
to sympathize with
enjoin
to direct; to prohibit
expedite
to make easy
expiate
to make ammends; to ward off
ferment
a state of excitement; to produce alcohol
vitriolic
bitter
wheedle
to use flattery
peculate
to steal
proclivity
a natural tendency
sangfroid
composure or coolness
seditious
resistant to lawful authority
tenuous
thin; lacking clarity; vague
noncommittal
not decisive
inadvertant
unintentional; accidental
nominal
not real