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intercede
V. to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
innuendo
N. a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory state)
hackneyed
adj. used so often as to lack freshness or originality
meritorious
Adj. worthy, deserving recognition and praise
approbation
N. the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval or sanction
lurid
Adj. causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
coalition
N. a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
jaded
adj. wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
umbrage
N. foliage giving shade; shade cast by trees; an overshadowing influence of power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
petulant
Adj. peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
expostulate
V. to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
elicit
V. to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
assuage
V. to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
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 person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
hiatus
N. a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
decadence
N. decline, decay or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
simulate
V. to make a pretense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of
prerogative
N. a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
unctuous
Adj. fatty, oily and pliable; excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity or piety
transcend
V. to rise above or beyond, exceed