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APPROBATION
(noun) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
COALITION
(noun) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
EXPOSTULATE
(verb) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning
INNUENDO
(noun) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
PREROGATIVE
(noun) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
UNCTUOUS
(adjective) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
AMELIORATE
(verb) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
DRIVEL
(noun) foolish, aimless talk of thinking; nonsense; (verb) to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
EPITOME
(noun) a summary, condensed accountl an instance that represents a larger reality
INVEIGH
(verb) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
PERMEATE
(verb) to spread through, penetrate, soak though
SURMISE
(verb) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (noun) likely idea that lacks definite proof
ABOMINATE
(verb) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
ASCRIBE
(verb) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
ENJOIN
verb) to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
PECULATE
(verb) to steal something that has been given into one’s trust; to take improperly for one’s own use
SEDITIOUS
(adjective) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
TENUOUS
(adjective) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
AGGRANDIZE
(verb) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater
ERUDITE
(adjective) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
INFER
(verb) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of though; to hint, suggest imply
INSULAR
(adjective) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
REPUDIATE
(verb) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
SEDULOUS
(adjective) persistent, showing industry and determination
AUTONOMY
(noun) self-government, political control
AXIOMATIC
(adjective) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
PRECEPT
(noun) a rule of conduct or action
SALUTARY
(adjective) beneficial, helpful; healthful, pernicious
SOPORIFIC
(adjective) tending to cause sleep, relative to sleepiness or lethargy; (noun) something that induces sleep
VAPID
(adjective) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force