Vocab 2

  1. Ameliorate
    to improve, make better, or to correct a flaw or shortcoming
  2. Aplomb
    poise, assurance, great self-confidence, composure
  3. Bombastic
    full of high sounding words intended to conceal lack of ideas
  4. Callow
    without experience, immature, not fully developed
  5. Drivel
    mucus flowing from the mouth or nose, aimless talk or thinking
  6. Epitome
    condensed account, an instance that represents a larger reality
  7. Ex officio
    by virtue of holding a certain office
  8. Exhort
    to urge strongly, advise earnestly
  9. Infringe
    to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
  10. Ingratiate
    to make oneself agreeable to gain favor by others, cozy up to
  11. Interloper
    one who moves in where (s)he isn't wanted, an intruder, trespasser
  12. Intrinsic
    belonging to someone or something by its very nature, inherent
  13. Inveigh
    to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
  14. Lassitude
    weariness of the body or mind, lack of energy
  15. Millennium
    a period of a thousand years, a period of great joy, golden age
  16. Occult
    mysterious, magical, supernatural
  17. Permeate
    to spread through, penetrate
  18. Precipitate
    to fall as moisture, to bring about suddenly
  19. Stringent
    strict, severe
  20. Surmise
    to think or believe without certain supporting evidence, conjecture
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Vocab 2
Unit 2