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Approbation
noun
the expression of approval or favourable opinion, praise; official approval
s: commendaation, sanction
a: disapproval, condemnation, censure
Assuage
verb
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
s: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
a: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
Coalition
noun
a combination, union or merger for some specific purpose
s: alliance, league, federation, combine
a: splinter group
Decadence
noun
decline, decay or deteriation; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
s: degeneration, corruption
a: rise, growth, development, maturation
Elicit
verb
to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
s: call forth, evoke, extract, educe
a: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
Expostulate
verb
to attempt to dissuage someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
s: protest, remonstrate, complain
Hackneyed
adjective
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
s: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
a: new, fresh, novel, original
Hiatus
noun
a gap,opening, break (in the sense of an element missing)
s: pause, lacuna
a: continuity, continuation
Innuendo
noun
a hint, indirect suggestion or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
s: insinuation, intimation
a: direct statement
Intercede
verb
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third part or go between in a disagreement
s: intervene, mediate
Jaded
adjective
wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
s: sated, surfeited, cloyed
a: unspoiled, uncloyed
Lurid
adjective
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensation; pale or shallow in colour; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
s: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
a: pleasnt, attractive, appealing, wholesome
Meritorious
adjective
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
s: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
a: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
Petulant
adjective
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
s: irritable, tasty, waspish
a: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
Prerogative
noun
a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
s: perquisite, perk
Provincial
adjective
pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside
s: narrowminded, naive, insular
a: cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
noun
a person with a narrow POV; a person from an outlying area; a sadier from a province or colony
Simulate
verb
to make a pretense of, inmitate; to show the outer signs of
s: feign, pretend, affect
Transcend
verb
to rise above or beyond, exceed
s: surpass, outstrip
Umbrage
noun
shade cast by tees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
s: irritation, pique, annoyance
a: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
Unctuous
adjective
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
s: mealy mouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
a: gruff, blunt