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approbation
Definition: the espression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval.
Synonyms: commendation, santion
Antonyms: disapproval, condemnation, censure
Appro= approve
assuage
Definition: to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease satisfy, quench.
Synonyms: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
sua= suave
coalition
Definition: a combination, uniton, or merger for some specific purpose.
Synonyms: aliance, league, federation, combine
coal (miners)= union
decadence
Definition: decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence.
Synonyms: degeneration, corruption
Antonyms:rise, growth, development, maturation
deca= decay
elicit
Definition: to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person).
Synonyms: call forth, evoke, extract, educe
no hint
expostulate
Definition: to attempt to dissuade someone from some couse or decision by earnest reasoning.
Synonyms: protest, remonstrate, complain
ex= minus
hachneyed
Definition: used so often as to lack freshness or originality.
Synonyms: banal, trite, commmonplace, corny
Antonyms:new, fresh, novel, original
hack= lack
hiatus
Definition:a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing).
Synonyms: pause, lacuna
Antonyms: continuity, continuation
hi_tus= gap
innuendo
Definition: a hint, indirect suggesion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense).
Synonyms: insinuation, intimation
in+u+end= hint about what this word is
intercede
Definition: to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement.
Synonyms: intervene, mediate
jaded
Definition: wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence).
Synonyms: sated, surfeited, cloyed
jade= a rock that wear down overtime
lurid
Definition: causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint.
Synonyms: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
Lu got Rid of the color is his skin because of a horrow film.
meritorious
Definition: worthy, deserving recognition and praise.
Synonyms: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
merit= worthy
petulant
Definition: peevish, annoyed, by trifles, easiy irritated and upset.
Synonyms: irritable, test, waspish
pet= annoying
prerogative
Definition: a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence.
Synonyms: perquisite, perk
no hint
provinicial
Definition: pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limied and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony.
Synonyms: narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
no hint
simulate
Definition: to make a pretense or, imitate; to show the outer signs.
Synonyms: feign, pretend, affect
easy
transcend
Definition: to rise above or beyond, exceed.
Synonyms: surpass, outstrip
The sun transcends the horizon.
umbrage
Definition: shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion.
Synonyms: irritation, pique, annoyance
umbr= umbrella (acts like the trees)
unctuous
Definition: excessibely smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable.
Synonyms: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
no hint