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approbation
noun - praise, expression of approval
syn - commendation, sanction
assuage
verb - to make easier, relieve, to quit, calm, appease, put an end to
syn - appease, satisfy, quench, alleviate, slake, allay, mitigate
coalition
noun - a combination, union, or merger for a specific purpose
syn - alliance, league, federation
decadence
noun - decline, decay, or deterioration, a condition or period of decline, excessive self-indulgence
syn - degeneration, corruption
elicit
verb - to draw forth, bring out from some source
syn - call forth, evoke, extract, educe
expostulate
verb - to attempt to dissuade someone by reasoning
syn - protest, remonstrate, complain
hackneyed
adjective - used so often as to lack freshness or originality
syn - banal, trite, commonplace, corny
hiatus
noun - a gap, opening, break
syn - pause, lacuna
innuendo
noun - a hint, indirect suggestion or reference
syn - insinuation, intimation
intercede
verb - to plead on behalf of someone else
syn - intervene, mediate
jaded
adjective - wearied, worn-out, dulled
syn - sated, surfeited, cloyed
lurid
adjective - causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or shallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity
syn - gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
meritorious
adjective - worthy, deserving recognition and praise
syn - praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
petulant
adjective - peevish, easily irritated and upset
syn - irritable, testy, waspish
prerogative
noun - special right or privilege; special quality showing excellence
syn - perquisite, perk
provincial
adjective - local, pertaining to an outlying area; narrow in mind or outlook; simple, plain design originating in countryside
noun - person with a narrow point of view
syn - narrow-minded, naive, parochial, insular
simulate
verb - to make a pretense of, imitate
syn - feign, pretend, affect
transcend
verb - to rise above or beyond, exceed
syn - surpass, outstrip
umbrage
noun - shade cast by trees, an overshadowing power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
syn - irritation, pique, annoyance
unctuous
adjective - excessively smooth or smub; trying to hard to give an impression of earnestness; oily; pliable
syn - mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy