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Approbation
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval.
Assuage
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, satisfy, quench
Coalition
(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
Decadence
(n.)decline, decay or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self indulgence
elicit
(v)to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
expostulate
(v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning
hackeneyed
(adj)used so often as to lack freshness or originality
(the dog ate my homework)
hiatus
(n.) a gap, opening, or break (in a sense of having an element missing)
innuendo
(n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or refernce (often in a derogatory sense)
intercede
(v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go inbetween disagreement
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled (too much indulgence)
lurid
(adj) causing shock, horror, or revulsionl sensational, pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
meritorious
(adj.) worthy, deserving of recognition and praise (merit badge)
petulant
(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
prerogative
(n) a special right or privelege; a special quality showing excellence
provincal
(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 originiated in the countryside; (n) a person with a narorow point of view; a person from an outlying ara; a soldier from a province or country
simulate
(v)to make pretense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of
transcend
(v) to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage
(n) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense; resentment; a vague suspicion
(include take ____)
unctuous
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety, fatty, oily, pliable.