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the expression of approval or faborable opinion; praise; official approval
approbation
to make easier or milder, relive; to quiet, clam; to put an end to, appease, satisty, quench
assuage
a combination, union or merger for some specific purpose
coalition
decline, decay, or deterioratio; a condition or period delcine or dcay; excessive self-indlugence
decadence
to draw forth, bring out from some source(such as another person)
elicit
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
expostulate
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hackneyed
a gap, openiing, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
hiatus
a hint, indirect suggestion, or refernce (often in a derogatory sense)
innuendo
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
intercede
wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
jaded
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of resraint
lurid
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
meritorious
peevish, annyoed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
petulant
a special right or privalge; a special quality showing excellence
prerogative
pertaining to an outlying area; local, narrow in mind or outlook; a person with a narrow point of view; a soldier from a province or colony
provincial
to make a pretense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of
simulate
to rise above or beyond, exceed
transcend
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion.
umbarge
expcessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an inpresssion of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
unctuous
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
ameliorate
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpenidularity
aplomb
pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
bombastic
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
callow
saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking, nonsense;
drivel
a summary, condesed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
epitome
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
exhort
by virtue of holding a certain office
ex officio
to violate, trespass, go beyond dthe reconginized bounds
infringe
to make oneselft agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others
ingratiate
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
interloper
belonging o someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
intrinsic
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disaproval
inveigh
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
lassitude
a period of one thousand years, a period of great joy
millennium
mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from the view;
occult
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
permeate
to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great hight
precipitate
strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling, sharp or bitter to the taste
stringent
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; likely idea that lacks deinite proof
surmise
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
abominate
the modification of the social patters, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
acculturation
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential;
adventitious
to assign or refer to (as a cuase or source), attribute
ascribe
roundabout, not direct
circuitous
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
commiserate
to direct or order, to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
enjoin
to make easy, cause to progress faster
expedite
to make amends, make up for; to avert
expiate
a stae of great excitment, agitation, or turbulence; to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
ferment
resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
inadvertent
existing in name only, not real; toow small to be considered or taken seriously
nominal
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
noncommital
to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
peculate
a natural or habitual inclination or tendancy (especially of human character or behavior)
proclivity
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
sangfroid
resistent to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
seditious
thin, slender, no dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
tenuous
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
vitriolic
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some disered end
wheedle