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approbation

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

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assuage

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

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coalition

combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

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decadence

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

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elicit

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

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expostulate

to attempt to dissuade someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning

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hackneyed

used so often as to lack freshness or originality

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hiatus

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

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innuendo

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

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intercede

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

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jaded

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

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lurid

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

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meritorious

worthy, deserving recognition and praise

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petulant

peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

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prerogative

(adj) a special or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
provincial-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;
(n) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

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simulate

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

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transcend

to rise above or beyond, exceed

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umbrage

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

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unctuous

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