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approbation

an expression of approval or praise, S: commendation, A: disapproval

assuage

to make something less severe, S: alleviate, A: aggravate

coalition

the state of being combined into one, S: alliance A: divide

decadence

decline or decay, S: corruption, A: development

elicit

derive by reason, S: educe, A: repress

expostulate

reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion, S: protest, A: silent

hackneyed

repeated too often, S: common, A: new

hiatus

a gap, opening, break, S: pause, A: continuity

innuendo

a hint, S: intimation, A: direct

intercede

to plead on behalf of someone else, S: intervene A: ignore

jaded

exhausted, S: worn, A: fresh

lurid

causing shock or horror, S: ghastly, A: appealing

meritorious

worthy, deserving recognition and praise, S: praiseworthy, A: corrupt

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed, S: moody, A: pleasant

prerogative

a right reserved, S: advantage, A: obligation

provincial

characteristic of the provinces or their people, S: limited, A: liberal

simulate

make a pretence of, S: pretend, A: be real

transcend

go beyond, S: exceed, A: fail

umbrage

offense, resentment, S: rage, A: happiness

unctuous

excessive piousness or moralistic favor, S: buttery, A: ginuine

ameliorate

to make better, S: amend, A: worsen

aplomb

assurance, S: balance, A: confusion

bombastic

pompous, S: inflated, A: reserved

callow

immature, S: naive, A: experienced

drivel

folish talk, S: babble. A: sense

epitome

condense, S: abstract, A: expand

exhort

urge, warn, S: adjure, A: laud

ex officio

by virtue of office, S: approve, A: unoffice

infringe

violate, S: steal, A: obey

ingratiate

gain favor, S: atract A: leave alone

interloper

who intrudes, S: trespass, A: local

intrinsic

belonging to its nature, S: inheret, A: contracted

inveigh

denounce, S: remontrate, A: acclaim

lassitude

weariness or lack, S: lethargy, A: liveliness

millennium

a thousan years, happy S: golden age, A: doomsday

occult

mysterious, S: supernatural, A: natural

permeate

spread throughout, S: interfuse, A: disconnect

precipitate

to fall as moisture, S: produce, A: cautious

stringent

strict, severe, S: stern, A: permissive

surmise

come to a conclusion, S: conclude, A: wonder

abominate

hatread for, S: despise, A: cherish

acculturation

adjustment to culture, S: adaption, A: primitive

adventitious

happening unexpectedly, S: incidental, A: congential

ascribe

to assign or refer, S: attribute, A: take away

circulitous

not direct, S: indirect, A: straight

commiserate

to sympathize with, S: soother, A: scorn

enjoin

to direct or order, S: command, A: permit

expedite

to make easy, S: accelerate, A: hinder

expiate

to make amends, S: redeem, A: forfeit

ferment

a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence, S: commotion, A: tranquility

inadvertent

resulting from or marked by lack of attention, S: accidental, A: deliberate

nominal

being such in name only, S: given, A: actual

noncommittal

very reluctant to give out information, S: uninformative, A: definite

peculate

to steal something that has been given into one's trust, S: thieve, A: compensate

proclivity

a natural inclination, S: propensity, A: inability

sangfroid

composure, S: calmness, A: arousal

seditious

resistant to lawful authority, S: rebellion, A: supportive

tenuous

having little substance or significance, S: vague, A: substantial

vitriolic

harsh or corrosive in tone, S: caustic, A: pleasant

wheedle

talk into, S: sweet-talk, A: coerce

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