the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality
(n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise
(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
(adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; 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; a soldier from a province or colony
(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed
(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; and overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
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