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Approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise, official approval.
Assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve, to quiet, to put an end to, appease satisfy,quench
Coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
decadence
decline, decay or deterioration, a condition or period of decline or decay, excessive self indulgence
Elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source ( such as another person)
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hiatus
a gap,opening, break (in the sence of having an element missing)
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference ( often in a derogatory sense)
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else, to serve as a third partyor go between in a disagreement
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled ( in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irrated and upset
prerogative
a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
Provincial
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 country side
simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or powe; offense, resentment; a vauge suspicion
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty; oily; pliable