Approbation (n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval SYNONYM: sanction
Assuage • (v.) to make easier or milder, relieve • SYNONYMS: mitigate, slake, allay
Assuage A higher wage would assuage my feelings of being gipped.
Coalition • (n.) a combination, union or merger for some specific purpose • SYNONYM: alliance, league, federation
Decadence • (n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; excessive self-indulgence • SYNONYM: degeneration, corruption
Decadence 1980s America: “Decade of Decadence”
Elicit • (v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person) • SYNONYMS: evoke, extract, educe
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 • (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 • (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 • (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense) • SYNONYMS: insinuation, intimation
Intercede • (v.) to plead on behalf of someone else • SYNONYMS: intervene, mediate
Intercede “Intercede and plead for the freed Swede”.
Jaded • (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled • SYNONYMS: sated, cloyed
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 • (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise • SYNONYMS: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
Petulant • (adj.) peevish, easily irritated and upset • SYNONYMS: testy, irritable
Petulant “My pet dog is easily irritated during lent”
Prerogative • (n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence • SYNONYM: perk
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 • (v.) to make a pretense of, imitate • SYNONYMS: pretend, affect
Transcend • (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed • SYNONYMS: surpass, outstrip
Transcend (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed SYN: surpass, outstrip
Umbrage • (n.) shade cast by trees; an overshadowing influence or power, resentment; a vague suspicion • SYNONYM: irritation
Umbrage (or in this case, Umbridge) (n.) an overshadowing influence of power; offense, resentment SYN: irritation
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”.