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

approbation

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

assuage

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

coalition

4

n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgance

decadence

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

elicit

6

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

expostulate

7

adj) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

hackneyed

8

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

hiatus

9

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

innuendo

10

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

intercede

11

adj) wearied, worn out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

jaded

12

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

lurid

13

adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

meritorious

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

petulant

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n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

prerogative

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adj) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backwards; 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

provincial

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v) to make a pretense of, imitate, to show outer signs of

simulate

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v) to rise above or beyond, exceed

transcend

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

umbrage

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

unctuous