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approbation
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion; praise; official approval
assuage
(v)to make easier or milder, releive; to quiet, calm; satisfy
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
expostulate
v. to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed
adj. used so often a to lack freshness and originality
hiatus
a gap, opening, break
innuendo
n. a hint, indirect suggestion or reference; to serve as a third party
intercede
v. to plead on behalf of someone else
jaded
adj. wearied, worn out, dulled
lurid
adj. causeing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or shollow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
meritorious
adj. worthy deserving recognition and praise
pectulant
adj. peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
perogative
n. a special right or priviledge; a special qulity showing excellence
provincial
adj. pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sence of being limited and backward; person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or country
simulate
v. to make a 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; offece, resentment; a vague suspicion
unctuous
(adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying to hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty oily; pliable