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approbation
approval; commendation.
coalition
a combination or alliance, esp. a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.
decadence
the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: Some historians hold that the fall of Rome can be attributed to internal decadence.
elicit
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke: to elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question.
expostulate
to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate: His father expostulated with him about the evils of gambling.
hackneyed
overdone, overused
hiatus
a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
innuendo
an indirect intimation about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
intercede
to act or intervene in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition: to intercede with the governor for a condemned man
jaded
dulled or satiated by overindulgence: a jaded appetite
lurid
gruesome; horrible; revolting: the lurid details of an accident.
meritorious
deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy: to receive a gift for meritorious service.
petulant

irritable moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, esp. over some trifling annoyance: a petulant toss of the head.
prerogative
an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like: the prerogatives of a senator. privelage
provincial
belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local: the provincial newspaper.
simulate
to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like): to simulate crisis conditions.
transcend

to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
unctuous
characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, esp. in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.

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