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approbation

official recognition or approval

assuage

provide physical relief, as from pain

coalition

the union of diverse things into one body or form or group

decadence

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities, excessive self-indulgence

elicit

derive by reason; deduce

expostulate

reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

hackneyed

repeated too often

hiatus

a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)

innuendo

an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

intercede

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

jaded

exhausted

lurid

causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color

meritorious

deserving reward or praise

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

prerogative

a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

provincial

characteristic of the provinces or their people

simulate

create a representation or model of

transcend

go beyond; exceed

umbrage

a feeling of anger caused by being offended

unctuous

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

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