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stringent

[adj]
s: stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative
a: lenient, mild, lax, permissive

bombastic

[adj]
s: inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious
a: unadorned, simple, plain, austere

aplomb

[n]
s: composure, self- possession, levelheadedness
a: confusion, embarrassment, abashment

inveigh

[v]
s: rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate
a: acclaim, glorify, extol

precipitate

[v]
s: provoke, produce
(adj) reckless, impetuous
a: (adj) wary, cautious, circumspect

infringe

[v]
s: encroach, impinge, intrude, poach
a: stay in bounds

ingratiate

[v]
s: cozy up to, curry favor with
a: alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself

drivel

[n]
s: balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, (v) slaver

surmise

[v]
s: infer, gather, (n) inference, presumption

ameliorate

[v]
s: amend, better
a: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate

exhort

[v]
s: entreat, implore, adjure
a: discourage, advise, against, deprecate

epitome

[n]
s: abstract, digest, model, archetype

ex officio

[adj] [adv]
by virtue of holding a certain office

occult

[adj]
s: supernatural, esoteric, abstruse, arcane
a: mundane, common, public, exoteric

callow

[adj]
s: green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced
a: mature, grow-up, polished, sophisticated

interloper

[n]
s: trespasser, meddler, buttinsky

millennium

[n]
s: chiliad, golden age, peace, prosperity
a: doomsday, day of judgment

lassitude

[n]
s: fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor
a: energy, vitality, animation, liveliness

permeate

[v]
to spread through, penetrate, soak through

intrinsic

[adj]
s: immanent, organic
a: extrinsic, external, outward

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