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the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
approbation
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
assuage
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
coalition
decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
decadence
to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
elicit
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
expostulate
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hackneyed
a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
hiatus
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
innuendo
to plead on behalf of someoen else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
intercede
wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
jaded
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
lurid
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
meritorious
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
petulant
a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
prerogative
pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
provincial
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
simulate
to rise above or beyond, exceed
transcend
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
umbrage
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
unctuous