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approbation
expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise

syn: commendation, sanction
ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure
assuage
to make easier or milder, relieve, to quiet, calm, put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

syn: mitigate, allieviate, slake, allay
ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

syn: alliance, leaugue, federation, combine
ant: splinter group
decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration, excessive self indulgance

syn: degeneration, corruption
ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source

syn: call forth, evoke, extract, educe
ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality

syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
ant: new, fesh, novel, original
hiatus
a gap, opening, break

syn: pause, lacuna
ant: continuity, continuation
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference

syn: insinutation,intimation
ant: direct statement
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else, to serve as the go between in a disagreement

syn: intervene, mediate
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled

syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
ant: unspoiled, uncloyed
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion, sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

syn: