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n. the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval or sanction
approbation
v. to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
assuage
n. a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
coalition
n. decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
decadence
v. to draw forth, bring out from some source
elicit
v. to attempt to dissuage someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning
expostulate
adj. used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hackneyed
n. a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
hiatus
n. a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a deragatory sense)
innuendo
v. to plead on behalf of someone else, to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
intercede
adj. wearied, worn-out, dulled
jaded
adj. causing shock, horror or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
lurid
adj. worthy, deserving recognition and praise
meritorious
adj. peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
petulant
n. a special right ot privilege; a special quality showing excellence
prerogative
adj. pertainting to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook (n) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
provincial
v. to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signes of
simulate
v. to rise above or beyond; exceed
transcend
n. foliage giving shade; shade cast by trees; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
umbrage
adj. fatty, oily, and pliable; excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety
unctuous
v. to hate; to regard with extreme repugnance; loathe
abhor
n. a noisy or angry dispute
altercation
n. intense dislike; opposition in feeling; incompatibility
antipathy
n. the direct opposite, contrast; the rhetorical contrrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangemements of words, clauses, or sentences
antithesis
v. to exchange back and forth
bandy