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Def: the expression of approval of favorable opinion, praise; official approval
Noun
Approbation
Syn: commendation, sanction
Ant:Disapprobal, condemnation, censure
Approbation
Def: to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
Verb
Assuage
Syn: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
Ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
Assuage
Def: a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
Noun
Coalition
Syn: Alliance, league, federation, combine
Ant: Splinter group
Coalition
Def: Decline, decay, deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
Noun
Decadence
Syn: Degeneration, corruption
Ant: Rise, growth, development, maturation
Decadence
Def: To draw forth, bring out from some source
Verb
Elicit
Syn: Call forth, evoke, extract, educe
Ant: Repress, quash, squelch, stifle
Elicit
Def: to attempt to dissuage someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
Verb
Expostulate
Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
Expostulate
Def: Used so often as to lack freshness or originality
Adjective
Hackneyed
Syn: Banal, trite, commonplace, corny
Ant: New, fresh, novel, original
Hackneyed
Def: A gap, opening, break
Noun
Hiatus
Syn: Pause, lacuna
Ant: Continuity, continuation
Hiatus
Def: Hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often derogatory)
Noun
Innuendo
Syn: insinuation, intimation
Ant: Direct statement
Innuendo
Def: to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
verb
Intercede
Syn: Intervene, mediate
Intercede
Def: Wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
adjective
Jaded
Syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
Ant: unspoinled, uncloyed
Jaded
Def: Causing shock, horror, or rebulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
Adjective
Lurid
Syn: Gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
Ant: Pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
Lurid
Def: worth, deserving recognition and praise
adjectiveq
Meritorious
Syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
Ant: Blameworthy, reprehensivle, discreditable
Meritorious
Def: Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
adjective
Petulant
Syn: Irritable, testy, waspish
Ant: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
Petulant
Def: A special right or privelege; a special quality showing excellence
noun
Prerogative
Syn: Perquisite, perk
Prerogative
Def: Pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook (ADJ)
A person with a narrow point of view (NOUN)
Provincial
Syn: (adj) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
Ant: (adj) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
Provincial
Def: to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
verb
Simulate
syn: feign, pretend, affect
Simulate
Def: to rise above or beyond, exceed
verb
Transcend
Syn: surpass, outstripo
Transcend
Def: shade cast by trees, foliage giving shade; overshadowing influence or power, offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
noun
Umbrage
Syn: irritation, pique, annoyance
Ant: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
Umbrage
Def: excessibley smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
adjective
Unctuous
Syn: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
Ant: gruff, blunt
Unctuous