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Hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
Hiatus
a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
Innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
Intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go between in a disagreement
Jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled
Lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color
Meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
Petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
Perogative
a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
Provincial
pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward.
Simulate
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
Transcend
to rise aboce or beyond, exceed
Umbrage
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power
Unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
Approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
Assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisf, quench
Coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specifi purpose
Decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay
Elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source
Expostulate
to attemt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning