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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
hackneyed
(adj0 used so often as to lack freshness or originality. trite, cliched, over used
approbation
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval or sanction
innuendo
(n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
coalition
(n) a combinatino, union, or merger for some specific purpose
elicit
(v) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
hiatus
(n) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
assuage
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease. satisfy, quench
decadence
(n) decline, decay. or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
expostulate
(v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
simulate
(v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
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 or power; offense. resentment; a vague suspicion
prerogative
(n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
lurid
(adj) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or laack of restraint
transcend
(v) to rise above or beyond, exceed
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
petulant
(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
unctuous
(adj) fatty, oily, and pliable; excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety
meritorious
(adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise