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Assuage

To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe

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Coalition

Combination in a body or mass

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Decadence

A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline

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Elicit

To exude or extract gradually or without violence

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Expostulate

To reason with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; to protect against a decision or action

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Hackneyed

Greatly overused; trite

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Hiatus

A gap or interruption, break, interval

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Innuendo

An indirect insinuation or suggestion about a person or thing, usually of a degrading and derogatory nature

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Intercede

To plead on someone else's behalf, to mediate an argument

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Jaded

Worn out; wearied

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Lurid

Causing shock or horror, grotesque

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Meritorious

Deserving reward or praise

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Petulant

Easily irritated, ill-tempered, peevish

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Prerogative

An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group

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Provincial

One who is uncultured in thoughts and manner; uncultured in thought and manner; narrow minded and not open to new ideas

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Simulate

Imitate

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Transcend

To surpass, pass beyond the limits

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Umbrage

Offense, resentment

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Unctuous

Excessively suave to the point of being fake, obviously exaggerated earnestness

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Approbation

Formal or official approval; also, praise