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approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quit, calm; to put and end to, appease, satisfy, quench
coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
decadence
excessive self-indulgence
elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source
expostulate
to attempt to sidduade someone from some course of decision by ernest reasoning
hackneyed
used so often as to lack fresness or originality
hiatus
a gap, opening , break
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, pr reference
intercede
to plead on behalf of someon else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a diagreement
jaded
wearied, worn-out, dulled
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terribel or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
meritorious
worhy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant
peevish, annoyed by triffes, easily irritated and upset
prerogative
a secial right or privilege; a special uality showing excellence
provincial
pertaining to an outlaying area; local

a person with a narrow point of view
simulate
to make a oretence of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
trancend
to rise abover or beyond, exceed
umbrage
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense; resentment; a vague suspicion
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug
ameliorate
to improve, make better
aplomb
poise, assurance
bombastic
pompouse or overbloqn in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lock of ideas
callow
without experience; immature, not fully developed
drivel
saliva or mucus flowing form the mouth or nose; foolish, aimles talk or thinking
epitome
a summary, condensed acount
exhort
to urge stronglu, advised earnestly
infringe
to violate, trespass, go beyond recongnized bounds
ingratiate
to make oneself afreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others
intrisic
beloning to someone or something by its bery nature, essential, inherent
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
millennium
a period of 1000 years
occult
mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from veiw
permeate
to spread though, penetratem soak through
precipitate
to fall a mositure; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height
stringent
srtict, severe; rigorously pr urgently binding or complling
surmise
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess

likely idea that lacks definite proof
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
ascribe
to assign or refer to as (as a cause or source) attribute
curcuitous
roundabout, not direct
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for
exedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention
nominal
esting in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
noncommittal
not deisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
tenuous
thin, slenderm not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness
vitriolic
bitter, sacrcastic; highly caustic or biting
affable
courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speok to
amorpouse
shapeless, whitout definite form
aura
that witch surrounds
contrabadn
illegle traffic, smuggled goods
erudite
scholarly, learned
propensity
a naturaal inclination or predilection toward
querulous
peevish, complaining
resilient
able to return to an original shape or form
scurrilouse
coarsel abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language)
amorphous
lacking definite form; having no specific shape; formless: the amorphous clouds.
aura
a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness.
contrabrand
anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.
querulous
full of complaints; complaining.
propensity
a natural inclination or tendency: a propensity to drink too much.
resilient
springing back; rebounding.
scurrilous
grossly or obscenely abusive: a scurrilous attack on the mayor.
amnesty
a general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
autonomy
independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions: the autonomy of the individual.
blazon
to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim: The pickets blazoned their grievances on placards.
equitable
characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens.
extricate
to free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.
filch
to steal (esp. something of small value); pilfer: to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.
flout
to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety.