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Approbation (noun):

Definition: approval; commendation.


Synonyms: admiration, approval


Antonyms: denial, disagreement

Assuage (verb):

Definition: soothe, relieve


Synonyms: allay, alleviate


Antonyms: aggravate. agitate

Coalition (noun):

Definition: allied group. association


Synonyms: affiliation, alliance


Antonyms: detachment, disconnection

Decadence (noun):

Definition: perversion; deterioration of morality Synonyms: corruption, debasement


Antonyms: ascent, decency

Elicit (verb):

Definition: draw out


Synonyms: bring out, evoke


Antonyms: give, placate

Expostulate (verb):

Definition: reason with


Synonyms: argue, dissuade \


Antonyms: agree, make peace

Hackneyed (adj):

Definition: clichéd, tired


Synonyms: banal, corny


Antonyms: fresh, new

Hiatus (Noun):

Definition: A break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.


Synonyms: interval, lapse


Antonyms: closing, continuation

Innuendo (Noun):

Definition: an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.


Synonym: insinuation, hint


Antonym: evidence, proof

Intercede (Verb):

Definition: to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition:


Synonym: intrude, plead


Antonym: leave alone

Jaded (adjective):

Definition: dulled or satiated by overindulgence: Synonym: bored, tired


Antonym: activated, fresh

Lurid (adjective):

Definition: gruesome; horrible; revolting Synonym: exaggerated, grim


Antonym: clean, delightful

Meritorious (adjective):

Definition: deserving praise, reward, esteem, praiseworthy


Synonym: exemplary, praiseworthy


Antonym: corrupt, dishonorable

Petulant (adj):

Definition: of a person or their manner childishly sulky or bad-tempered.


Synonym: cranky, fractious, impatient


Antonym: agreeable, cheerful, nice

Prerogative (noun):

Definition: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.


Synonym: immunity, perquisite


Antonym: duty, obligation

Provincial (adj):

Definition: of or concerning a province of a country or empire.


Synonym: local, rural, country


Antonym: broad, city, liberal

Simulate (verb):

Definition: imitate the appearance or character


Synonym: replicate, reproduce, resemble Antonym: destroy, deal, meet

Umbrage (noun):

Definition: offense; annoyance; displeasure: Synonym: anger, annoyance


Antonym: calmness, cheer

Transcend (verb):

Definition: to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed:


Synonym: eclipse, outstrip


Antonym: surrender fail

Unctuous (adj):

Definition: sycophantic


Synonyms: groveling, ingratiating


Antonyms: blunt, genuine