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approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise
assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm
coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration
elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hiatus
a gap, opening, break
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else
jaded
wearied, wornout, dulled
lurid
causing shock, horror, revulsion;sensational; pale or sallow in color
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
prerogative
a special right our privilege
provincial
pretaingin to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook
simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage
shade cast by trees: foliage giving shade; offense
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying to hard to give an impression of earnestness;fatty
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
acculturation
the modification fo the social patterns, traits, or stuctures of one group or society by contact with those of another
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character
ascribe
to assign or refer to
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
commiserate
to sympathize with
enjoin
to direct or order
expedite
to make easy
expiate
to make amends, make up for
ferment
a state fo great excitement; to produce alcohol by chemical action
provincial
pretaingin to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook
simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage
shade cast by trees: foliage giving shade; offense
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying to hard to give an impression of earnestness;fatty
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
acculturation
the modification fo the social patterns, traits, or stuctures of one group or society by contact with those of another
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character
ascribe
to assign or refer to
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
commiserate
to sympathize with
enjoin
to direct or order
expedite
to make easy
expiate
to make amends, make up for
ferment
a state fo great excitement; to produce alcohol by chemical action
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention, accidental
nominal
existing in name only, not real; to small to be considered or taken seriously
noncommittal
not decisive or definite
peculate
to steal something that has been given into one's trust
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
sangfroid
composure or coolness
seditious
resistant to lawful authority
tenuous
thin, slender, not dense, laking larity or sharpness
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
ameliorate
to improve
aplomb
poise, assurance
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language
callow
without experience; immature
drivel
salive or mucus flowing from mouth or nose;foolish;nonsense
epitome
summary
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
to violate, trespass
ingratiate
to make oneself afreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be
intrinsic
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, organic
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words
lassitude
weariness of body or mind
millennium
a period of one thousand years
occult
mysterious, magical
permeate
to spread through, penetrate
precipitate
to fall as moisture, to hurl down from a great height
stringent
strict, severe
surmise
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence