maher unit two vocab

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Ameliorate

to improve, make better, correct a flow or shortcoming

Ameliorate synonyms

amend, better

Ameliorate antonyms

worsen, aggravate, exacerbate

Aplomb

poise, assurance, Great self confidence, perpendicularity

Aplomb synonyms

composure, self- possession, levelheadness

Aplomb antonyms

confusion, embarrassment, abashment

Bombastic

pompous or overblown in language: full of high sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

Bombastic synonyms

inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious

Bombastic antonyms

unadorned, simple, plain, austere

Callow

without experience; immature, not fully developed; lack sophistication and poise; without feathers

Callow synonyms

green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced

Callow antonyms

mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated

Drivel

saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose, foolish, aimlessly talk or thinking; nonsense

Drivel synonyms

balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot

Epitome

a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

Epitome synonyms

abstract, digest, model, archetype

Exhort

to urge strongly, advise earnestly

Exhort synonyms

entreat, implore, adjure

Exhort antonyms

discourage, advise against, deprecate

Ex officio

by virtue of holding a certain office

Infringe

to violate, trespass,go beyond recognized bonds

Infringe synonyms

encroach, impinge, intrude, poach

Infringe antonyms

stay in bounds

Ingratiate

to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others ( sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)

Ingratiate synonyms

cozy up to, curry favor with

Ingratiate antonyms

alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself

Interloper

one who moves in where he or she has no right to be or is not wanted, an intruder

Interloper synonyms

trespasser, meddler, buttinsky

Intrinsic

belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

Intrinsic synonyms

immanent, organic

Intrinsic antonyms

extrinsic, external, outward

Inveigh

to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

Inveigh synonyms

rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate

Inveigh antonyms

acclaim, glorify, extol

Lassitude

weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

Lassitude synonyms

fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor

Lassitude antonyms

energy, vitality, animation, liveliness

millennium

a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy

millennium synonyms

chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace

millennium antonyms

doomsday, day of judgement

Occult

mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by odinary means

Occult synonyms

supernatural, esoteric, abstruse, arcane

Occult antonyms

mundane, common, public, exoteric

Permeate

to spread through, penetrate, soak through

Precipitate (v.)

to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly, to hurl down from a great height, to give distinct form to

Precipitate (adj.)

characterized by excessive haste

Precipitate (n.)

moisture, the product of an action or process

Precipitate synonyms

provoke, produce reckless impetuous

Precipitate antonyms

wary, cautious, circumspect

Stringent

strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

Stringent synonyms

stern,rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative

Stringent antonyms

lenient, mild, lax, permissive

Surmise

to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof

Surmise synonyms

(v.) infer, gather (n.) inference presumption

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