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1

The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

Approbation

2

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

Assuage

3

A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

Coalition

4

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

Decadence

5

To draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

Elicit

6

To attempt to dissuade someone 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 (in the sense of having an element missing)

Hiatus

9

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

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 (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

Jaded

12

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

Lurid

13

Worthy, deserving recognition and praise

Meritorious

14

Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

Petulant

15

A special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

Prerogative

16

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; a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

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, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

Unctuous