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Approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

Syn: commendation, sanction
Ant: disapproval, comdemnation,censure
Assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satify, quench

Syn: mitigate,alleviate,slake, allay
Ant: intensify,aggravate, exacerbate
Coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

Syn: alliance,league,federation, combine
Ant: splinter group
Decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

Syn: degeneration, curruption
Ant: rise,growth,development, maturation
Elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source

Syn: call forth,evoke,extract, educe
Ant: repress,quash,squelch, stifle
Expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

Syn: protest,remonstrate, complain
Hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality

Syn: banal,trite,commonplace, corny
Ant: new,fresh,novel, original
Hiatus
a gap, opening, break

Syn: pause, lacuna
Ant: continuity, continuation
Innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference

Syn: insinuation, intimation
Ant: direct statement
Intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a thrid party or go-between in a disagreement

Syn: intervene, mediate
Jaded
waeried, worn-out, dulled

Syn: sated,surfeited, cloyed
Ant: unspoiled, uncloyed
Lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

Syn: gruesome,gory,grisly,baleful, ghastly
Ant: pleasant,attractive,appealing, wholesome
Meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise

Syn: praiseworthy,laudable, commendable
Ant: blameworthy,reprehensible, discreditable
Petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

Syn: irritable,testy, waspish
Ant: even-tempered,placid,serene, amiable
Prerogative
a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

Syn: perquisite, perk
Provincial
(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 countryside;(n)a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a solider from a province or colony

Syn: (adj)narrow-minded,parochial, insular, naive
Ant:(adj)cosmopolitan,catholic, broad- minded
Simualte
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

Syn: fiegn, pretend, affect
Transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed

Syn: surpass, outstrip
Umbrage
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

Syn: irritation,pique, annoyance
Ant: pleasure,delight, satisfaction
Unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

Syn: mealymouthed,servile,fawning, greasy
Ant: gruff, blunt