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approbation
Definition:(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
Synonyms:commendation, sanction
Antonyms:disapproval, condemnation, censure
assuage
Definition:(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
Synonyms:mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
Antonyms:intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
coalition
Definition:(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
Synonyms:alliance, leagure, federation, combine
Antonyms:spliter group
decadence
Definition:(n.)decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
Synonyms:degeneration, corruption
Antonyms:rise, growth, development, maturation
elicit
Definition:(v.)to draw forth, bring out form some source (such as another person)
Synonyms:call forth, evoke, extract, educe
Antonyms:repress, quash, squelch, stifle
expostulate
Definition:(v.)to attempt to dissuage comeone form some course or decision by earnest reasoning
Synonyms:protest, remonstrate, complain
hackneyed
Definition:(adj.)used so often as to lack freshness or originality
Synonyms:banal, trite, commonplace, corny
Antonyms:new, fresh, novel, original
hiatus
Definition:(n.)a gap, opening, break (in teh sense of having an element missing)
Synonyms:pause, lacuna
Antonyms:continuity, continuation
innudendo
Definition(n.)a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
Synonyms:insinuation, intimation
Antonyms:direct statement
intercede
Definition:(v.)to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
Synonyms:intervene, mediate
jaded
Definition:(adj.)wearied, worn0out, dulled (in the sense of beig satiated by excessive indulgence)
Synonyms:sated, surfeited, cloyed
Antonyms:unspoiled, uncloyed
lurid
Definition:(adj.)causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
Synonyms:gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
Antonyms:pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
meritorious
Definition:(adj.)worthy, deserving recognition and praise
Synonyms:praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
Antonyms:blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
petulant
Definition:(adj.)peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
Synonyms:irritable, testy, waspish
Antonyms:even-tempered, placid, serence, amiable
prerogative
Definition:(n.)a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
Synonyms:perquisite, perk
provincial
Definition:(adj.)pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backwar; of a simple, lain design that originated in teh countryside;(n.)a person with a narrow point of view; a person form an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
Synonyms:(adj.)narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
Antonyms:(adj.)cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
simulate
Definition:(v.)to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
Synonyms:feign, pretend, affect
transcend
Definition:(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed
Synonyms:surpass, outstrip
umbrage
Definition:(n.)shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
Synonyms:irritation, pique, annoyance
Antonyms:pleasure, delight, satisfaction
unctuous
Definition:(adj.)excessiely smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression or earnestnes,s sincerity, or piety; fatty, oil; pliable
Synonyms:mealymouthed, servile, fawning, feasy
Antonyms:gruff, blunt