approbation

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the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

assuage

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to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

coalition

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a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

decadence

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(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

elicit

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to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

expostulate

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(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

hackneyed

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used so often as to lack freshness or originality

hiatus

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a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

innuendo

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a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

intercede

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to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement