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