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1

to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet,c calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

assuage

2

the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official aprroval

approbation

3

a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

coalition

4

decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition of period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

decadence

5

to draw forth, bring out from some source

elicit

6

to attempt to dissuade some from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

expostulate

7

used so often as to lack freshness or originality

hackneyed

8

a gap, opening, break -

hiatus

9

a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference

innuendo

10

to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

intercede

11

wearied, worn-out, dulled

jaded

12

causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of resistant

lurid

13

worthy, deserving recognition and praise

meritorious

14

peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

petulant

15

a special right or privilege; special quality showing excellence

perogative

16

pertaining to an outlying area; local; a person with a narrow point of view

provincial

17

to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

simulate

18

to rise above or beyond exceed

transcend

19

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

umbrage

20

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

unctuous