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syn-sanction

ant- disapproval, condemnation, censure

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approbation

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approbation

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

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assauge

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(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

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assuage

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coalition

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

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syn- alliance, league, federation, combine

ant- splinter group

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coalition

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decadence

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(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

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decadence

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elicit

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(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

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elicit

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expostulate

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

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syn- protest, remonstrate, complain

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expostulate

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hackneyed

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

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syn- banal, trite, commonplace, corny

ant- new, fresh, novel, original

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hackneyed

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hiatus

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

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syn- pause, lacuna

ant- continuity, continuation

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hiatus

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innuendo

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

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syn- insinuation, intimation

ant- direct statement

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innuendo

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intercede

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(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

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intercede

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jaded

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(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

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jaded

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lurid

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(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

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lurid

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meritorious

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(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

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syn- praiseworthy, laudable, commendable

ant- blameworthy, reprehesible

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meritorious

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petulant

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

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syn- irritable, testy, waspish

ant- amiable, placid

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petulant

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prerogative

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

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syn- perquisite, perk

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prerogative

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provincial

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(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; a soldier from a province or colony

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syn- (adj.) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive

ant- (adj.) cosmopolitan, broad-minded

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provincial

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simulate

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(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

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syn- pretend, affect

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simulate

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transcend

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(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

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syn- surpass, outstrip

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transcend

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umbrage

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(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

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syn- irritation, pique

ant- pleasure, delight, satisfaction

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umbrage

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unctuous

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(adj.) excessively smooth or smug trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

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syn- mealymouthed, fawning, greasy

ant- gruff, blunt

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unctuous