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Intercede

Intervene on behalf of another

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Hackneyed

(Of a phrase or idea) lacing significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite

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Approbation

Approval or praise

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Innuendo

An allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one

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Coalition

An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states

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Elicit

Evoke or draw out a response, answer, or fact, from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions

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Hiatus

A pause or grip in a sequence, series, or process

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Assuage

Make less intense
Make an unpleasant feeling less intense

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Decadence

Moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury

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Expostulate

Express strong disapproval or disagreement

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Simulate

Imitate the appearance or character of

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Jaded

Tired, boring, or lacking enthusiasm

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Umbrage

Offense or annoyance

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Prerogative

A right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class

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Lurid

Very vivid in color, especially as so to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect

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Transcend

Be or go beyond the range or limits of

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Provincial

Of or concerning a province of a country or empire

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Petulant

Childishly sulky or bad-tempered

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Unctuous

Excessively or ingratiatingly flattering