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to plead on behalf of someone else
intercede
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hackneyed
the expression of approval or favorable opinion
approbation
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference
innuendo
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
coalition
to draw forth, bring out from some source
elicit
a gap, opening, break
hiatus
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
assuage
decline, decay, excessive self-indulgence
decadence
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
expostulate
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show outer signs of
simulate
wearied, worn-out, dull
jaded
foliage giving shade, shade cast by trees, an overshadowing influence or power
umbrage
a special right or privilege
prerogative
causing shock, horror, or revulsion
lurid
to rise above or beyond, exceed
transcend
pertaining to an outlying area, local

a person with a narrow point of view
provincial
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
petulant
fatty, oily, pliable; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, and piety
unctuous
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
meritorious
by virtue of holding a certain office
ex officio
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
infringe
without feathers, without experience
callow
to improve, make better
ameliorate
pompous or overblown in language
bombastic
to make oneself agreeable adn thus gain favorable acceptance by others
ingratiate
a summary, condensed account
epitome
poise, assurance, great self-confidence
aplomb
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
exhort
saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose

to let saliva flow from mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle
drivel
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
inveigh
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence

an idea or thought hat seems likely but lacks definite proof
surmise
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential
intrinsic
mysterious, magical, supernatural, secret

to hide, conceal

matters involving the supernatural
occult
to fall as moisture

characterized by excessive haste

moisture
precipate
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
lassitude
a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy, prosperity, or peace
millenium
to spread throughout, penetrate
permeate
strict, severe
stringent
an intruder
interloper
to makes amends for
expiate
to make easy, cause to progress faster
expedite
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
abominate
to assign or refer to, attribute
ascribe
resulting from chance
adventitious
to direct or order; to prohibit
enjoin
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for
commiserate
the modification of social patterns, traits,
acculturation
roundabout, not direct
circuitous
a state of great excitement, agitation

to be in or work into such a state
ferment
bitter, sarcastic, highly caustic
vitriolic
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
wheedle
to steal something that has been given into one's trust
peculate
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
proclivity
existing in name only, not real, too small to be considered
nominal
resistant to lawful authority
seditious
thin, slender, not dense;
tenuous
not decisive or definite
nocommital
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
sangfroid
resulting from or marked by lack of attention, accidental
inadverdent