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Approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion
Assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve, to quiet, satisfy
Coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
Decadence
decline, decay, deterioration, excessive self indulgence
Elicit
to draw forth, call forth, bring out from some source
Expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision, protest
Hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hiatus
a gap, opening, break, pause
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else, intervene, mediate
jaded
wearied, worn-out, dulled
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion, gruesome, gory
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise, commendable
petulant
peevish, annoyed by petty things, easily irritated or upset
prerogative
a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
Provincial
adj. pertaining 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
Simulate
v. to make a pretense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of
Transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed, surpass
Umbrage
shade cast by trees, foliage giving shade; irritation
Unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying to hard to given an impression of earnestness
Ameliorate
to improve, make better, correct a flaw; amend
Aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence, composure
Bombastic
pompous or overblown in language, inflated
Callow
without experience; immature, not fully developed, inexperienced
Drivel
n.saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose, nonsense v. to let saliva flow from the mouth; utter nonsense or childish twaddle
Epitome
n. a summary, condensed account, model
Exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds, intrude
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable, cozy up, gain favor of acceptance
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
intrinsic
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, organic
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong approval
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy, fatigue
millenium
a period of one thousand years, a period of great joy
occult
mysterious, magical, supernatural, secret v. to hide, conceal n. matters involving the supernatural
permeate
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
precipitate
to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly. adj. characterized by excessive haste
stringent
strict, severe, stern, tough
surmise
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence n. likely idea that lacks definite proof
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
acculturation
the modification of social patterns, traits, or structures; adaptation
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause, incidental
ascribe
to assign or refer to, attribute
circuitous
roundabout, not direct, indirect
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, feel sorry for
enjoin
to direct or order, command,to prescribe a course of action
expedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
expiate
to make amends, to make up for
ferment
a state of great excitement, agitation v. to be in or work into such a state, to produce alcohol by chemical action
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention, unintentional, accidental
nominal
existing in name only, not real, too small to be taken seriously
noncommittal
not decisive or definite, unwilling to take a clear postion
peculate
to steal something that has been given into ones trust, embezzle
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
sangfroid
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
seditious
resistant to lawful authority; mutinous
tenuous
thin, slender, not dense, lacking clarity or sharpness, flimsy
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end