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