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  1. approbation
    • n. the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
    • syn: commmendation, sanction
    • ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure
  2. assuage
    • v. to make easier or milder, relieve, to quietm calm, to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
    • syn: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
    • ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
  3. coalition
    • n. a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
    • syn: alliance, league, federation, combine
    • ant: splnter group
  4. decadence
    • n. decline, decay, or deterioration, a condition or period of decline or decay, excessive self-indulgence
    • syn: degeneration, corruption
    • ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
  5. elicit
    • v. to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
    • syn: call forth, evoke, extract, educe
    • ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
  6. expostulate
    • v. to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or desicion by earnest reasoning
    • syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
  7. hackneyed
    • adj. used so often as to lack freshness or originality
    • syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
    • ant: new, fresh, novel, original
  8. hiatus
    • n. a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
    • syn: pause, lacuna
    • ant: continuity, continuation
  9. innuendo
    • n. a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
    • syn: insinuation, intimation
    • ant: direct statement
  10. intercede
    • v. to plead on behalf of someone else, to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
    • syn: intervene, mediate
  11. jaded
    • adj. wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sence of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
    • syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
    • ant: unspoiled, uncloyed
  12. lurid
    • adj. causing shock, horror, or revulsion, sensational, pale or salllow in color, tremble or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
    • syn: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
    • ant: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
  13. meritorious
    • adj. worthy, deserving recognition and prasie
    • syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
    • ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
  14. petulant
    • adj. peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irriated and upset
    • syn: irritable, testy, waspish
    • ant: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
  15. prerogative
    • n. a special right or privilege, a special quality showing excellence
    • syn: perquisite, perk
  16. provincial
    • adj. 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
    • syn: narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
    • ant: cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
  17. simulate
    • v. to make a pretense of, imitate, to show the outer signs of
    • syn: feign, pretend , affect
  18. transcend
    • v. to rise above or beyond, exceed
    • syn: surpass, outstrip
  19. umbrage
    • n. shade cast by trees, foliage giving shade, an overshadowing influence or power, offense, resentment, a vague suspicion
    • syn: irritation, pique, annoyance
    • ant: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
  20. unctuous
    • adj. excessivly smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sicnerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
    • syn: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
    • ant: gurff, blunt

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