(n) The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
My broad hint that I had paid for the lessons myself brought smiles of__from all the judges at the
Syn.: commendation, sanction; Ant.: disapproval, condemnation, censure
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
Hey eyes told me that more than a few well-chosen words would be needed to__her hurt feelings.
Syn.: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay; Ant.: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
(n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
The various community organizations formed a___to lobby against parking laws.
Syn.: alliance, leaguer, dederation, combine; Ant.: splinter group
(n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-
Some characterized her love of chocolate as__because she ate at least two candy bars a day.
Syn.: degeneration, corruption; Ant.: rise, growth, development, maturation
(v) to draw forth; bring out from some source (such as another person)
My attempt to__information over the phone was met with a barrage of irrelevant recordings
Syn.: call forth, evoke, extract, educe; Ant.: repress, quash, squelch, strifle