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Approbation. (n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval SYNONYM: sanction. APPRO bation APPRO val. Assuage. (v.) to make easier or milder, relieve SYNONYMS: mitigate, slake, allay. Assuage . A higher wage would assuage my feelings of being gipped.

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Approbation

Approbation

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

SYNONYM: sanction


APPRObation

APPROval


Assuage
Assuage

  • (v.) to make easier or milder, relieve

  • SYNONYMS: mitigate, slake, allay


Assuage1
Assuage

A higher wage would assuage my feelings of being gipped.


Coalition
Coalition

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

  • SYNONYM: alliance, league, federation



Decadence
Decadence

  • (n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; excessive self-indulgence

  • SYNONYM: degeneration, corruption


Decadence1
Decadence

1980s America: “Decade of Decadence”


Elicit
Elicit

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

  • SYNONYMS: evoke, extract, educe


Expostulate
Expostulate

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

  • SYNONYMS: protest, remonstrate, complain


tulate

Protest to keep the Expos before it’s too late!


Hackneyed
Hackneyed

  • (adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

  • SYNONYMS: banal, trite, commonplace, corny


1)Hackneyed

2)H(L)ackney(w)ed

3)Lacknew

Def: lack freshness or originality


Hiatus
Hiatus

  • (n.) a gap, opening, or break

  • SYNONYMS: pause, lacuna


HI+AT+US

“If anyone says ‘Hi’ along the way, we will definitely take a break and talk for awhile”.


Innuendo
Innuendo

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

  • SYNONYMS: insinuation, intimation


Intercede
Intercede

  • (v.) to plead on behalf of someone else

  • SYNONYMS: intervene, mediate


Intercede

“Intercede and plead for the freed Swede”.


Jaded
Jaded

  • (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled

  • SYNONYMS: sated, cloyed



Lurid
Lurid

  • (adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; pale or sallow in color

  • SYNONYMS: gruesome, gory, grisly, ghastly


Lurid

When fishing, I use a RED LURE, or LURE RED, which is shocking, gruesome, and sensational to the fish.


Meritorious
Meritorious

  • (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

  • SYNONYMS: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable


Petulant
Petulant

  • (adj.) peevish, easily irritated and upset

  • SYNONYMS: testy, irritable


Petulant

“My pet dog is easily irritated during lent”


Prerogative
Prerogative

  • (n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

  • SYNONYM: perk


Provincial
Provincial

  • (adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook; 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

  • SYNONYMS: (adj.) narrow-minded, parochial, naive


Simulate
Simulate

  • (v.) to make a pretense of, imitate

  • SYNONYMS: pretend, affect



Transcend
Transcend

  • (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

  • SYNONYMS: surpass, outstrip


Transcend1
Transcend

(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

SYN: surpass, outstrip


Umbrage
Umbrage

  • (n.) shade cast by trees; an overshadowing influence or power, resentment; a vague suspicion

  • SYNONYM: irritation


Umbrage or in this case umbridge
Umbrage (or in this case, Umbridge)

(n.) an overshadowing influence of power; offense, resentment

SYN: irritation


Unctuous
Unctuous

  • (adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity or piety

  • SYNONYMS: mealymouthed, fawning


UNCTUOUS

“Our uncle lacked sincerity tous”.