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