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approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
approval
assuage
to make easier or milder relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
massage
coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
co > work together
decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period or decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
decay
elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
solicit
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
ex > out
post > after
hackneyed
used so ofter as to lack freshness or originality
lack
hiatus
a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
hernia > break of muscles
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
insinuate
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else, to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
inter > come into, between
intervene
jaded
wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
faded
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
horrid
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
merit > recognition;
merit badges
petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
pet peeve
prerogative
special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
privilege
provincial
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
countryside > provinces
simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
imitate
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed
exceed
trans > across
umbrage
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
umbrella
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliabe
obnoxious