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simulate
(v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
S:feign, pretend, affect
transcend
(v) to rise above or beyond, exceed
S:surpass, outstrip
umbrage
(n) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence of power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
S:irritation, pique, annoyance
A:pleasure, delight, satisfaction
unctuous
(adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
S:mealy mouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
A:gruff, blunt
approbation
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
S:commendation, sanction
A:disapproval, condemnation, censure
assuage
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
S:mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
A:intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
coalition
(n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
S:alliance, league, federation, combine
A:splinter group
decadence
(n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
S:degeneration, corruption
A:rise, growth, development, maturation
elicit
(v) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
S:call forth, evoke, extract, educe
A:repress, quash, squelch, stifle
expostulate
(v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
S: protest, remonstrate, complain
hackneyed
(adj) used so often as to lack of freshness or originality
S:banal, trite, commonplace, corny
A:new, fresh, novel, original
hiatus
(n) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
S:pause, lacuna
A:continuity, continuation
innuendo
(n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
S:insinuation, intimation
A:direct statement
intercede
(v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
S:intervene, mediate
jaded
(adj) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
S:sated, surfeited, cloyed
A:unspoiled, uncloyed
lurid
(adj) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
S:gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
A:pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
meritorious
(adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise
S:praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
A:blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
prerogative
(n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
S:perquisite, perk
petulant
(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
S:irritable, testy, waspish
A:even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
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 area; a soldier from a province or colony
S:narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
A:cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded