55 terms

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approbation
(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
approbation
syn: commendation, sanction
assuage
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
assuage
syn: mitigate,alleviate, slake, allay
coalition
(n) a combination, union or merger for some specific purpose
coalition
syn: alliance, league, federation, combine
coalition
ant: splinter group
decadence
(n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
decadence
syn: degeneration, corruption
decadence
ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
elicit
(v) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
elicit
syn: call forth, evoke, extract, educe
elicit
ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
expostulate
(v) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
expostulate
syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
hackneyed
(adj) used so often as to lack freshness or originality
hackneyed
syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
hackneyed
ant: new, fresh, novel, original
hiatus
(n) a gap, opening break (in the sense of having an element missing)
hiatus
syn: pause, lacuna
hiatus
ant: continuity, continuation
innuendo
(n) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (ofter in a derogatory sense)
innuendo
syn: insinuation, intimation
innuendo
ant: direct statement
intercede
(v) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
intercede
syn: intervene, mediate
jaded
(adj) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
jaded
syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
jaded
ant: unspoiled, uncloyed
lurid
(adj) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
lurid
syn: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
lurid
ant: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
meritorious
(adj) worthy, deserving recognition and praise
meritorious
syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
meritorious
ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
petulant
(adj) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
petulant
syn: irritable, testy, waspish
petulant
ant: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
prerogative
(n) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
prerogative
syn: perquisite, perk
provincial
(adj) pertaining to an outlying area; loval; 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
provincial
syn: (adj) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
provincial
ant: (adj) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
simulate
(v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
simulate
syn: feign, pretend, affect
transcend
(v) to rise above or beyond, exceed
transcend
syn: surpass, outstrip
umbrage
(n) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence of power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
umbrage
syn: irritation, pique, annoyance
umbrage
ant: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
unctuous
(adj) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
unctuous
syn: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
unctuous
ant: gruff, blunt
approbation
ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure
assuage
ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate