1. Ameliorate
    • to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
    • ament, better
  2. Aplomb
    • poise, assurance, great self-confidence, perpendicularity
    • composure, self posession, levelheadedness
  3. Bombastic
    • pompous or overblown in language, full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
    • inflated, high falutin, high-flown, pretentious
  4. Callow
    • without experience, immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
    • green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced, novice
  5. Drivel
    • foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense
    • verb version: to utter nonsense or childish twaddle, to waste or fritter away foolishly
  6. Epitome
    • a summary, condesed account; and instance that represents a larger reality
    • abstract, digest, model
  7. Exhort
    • to urge strongly, advise earnestly
    • entreat, implore, encourage
  8. Ex Officio
    • by virtue of holding a certian office
    • ex: Vice President: by holding office of vice president, he is also in charge of the senate
  9. Infringe
    • to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
    • intrude, poach, steal
  10. Ingratiate
    • to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in critical or derogatory sense)
    • ex: teacher's pets ingratiate
    • cozy up to, curry favor with
  11. Interloper
    • one who moves in where they are not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
    • trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
  12. Intrinsic
    • belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
    • immanent, organic
  13. Inveigh
    • to make a violent attack in words, express strong dissaproval
    • rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate
  14. Lassitude
    • weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
    • fatigue, lethargy
  15. millennium (plural: millennia)
    • a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
    • chiliad, golden age, peace
  16. Occult
    • Adj version: mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view, not detectable by ordinary means
    • Noun version: matters involving the supernatural
    • Verb version: to hide, conceal, eclipse
  17. Permeate
    to spread through, penetrate, soak through
  18. Precipitate
    • Verb version: to fall as moisture, do cause or bring about suddenlyl; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to
    • Adjective version: characterized by excessive haste
    • Noun Version: moisture; the product of an action or process
  19. Stringent
    • strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
    • stern, tough
  20. Surmise
    • Verb Version: to think or believe without certian proof or supporting evidence, to conjecture or guess
    • infer, gather
    • Noun Version: likely idea that lacks or doesnt have definate proof
    • inference, presumption
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week of 9/18/10