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approbation

(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

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syn-sanction
ant- disapproval, condemnation, censure

approbation

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assauge

(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

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syn- mitigate, slake, allay
ant- intensify, aggravate, exacerbate

assuage

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coalition

(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

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syn- alliance, league, federation, combine
ant- splinter group

coalition

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decadence

(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

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syn- degeneration, corruption
ant- rise, growth, maturation

decadence

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elicit

(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

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syn- evoke, extract, educe
ant- repress, quash, squelch, stifle

elicit

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expostulate

(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

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syn- protest, remonstrate, complain

expostulate

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hackneyed

(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

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syn- banal, trite, commonplace, corny
ant- new, fresh, novel, original

hackneyed

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hiatus

(n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

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syn- pause, lacuna
ant- continuity, continuation

hiatus

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innuendo

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

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syn- insinuation, intimation
ant- direct statement

innuendo

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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

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syn- intervene, mediate

intercede

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jaded

(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

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syn- sated, surfeited, cloyed
ant- unspoiled, uncloyed

jaded

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lurid

(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

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syn- gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
ant- pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome

lurid

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meritorious

(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

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syn- praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
ant- blameworthy, reprehesible

meritorious

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petulant

(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

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syn- irritable, testy, waspish
ant- amiable, placid

petulant

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prerogative

(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing exellence

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syn- perquisite, perk

prerogative