AP Lang Vocab 2

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ameliorate

(n) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

aplomb

(n) poise, assurance, great self-confidence

bombastic

(adj) pompous or overblown in language; full of high sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

callow

(adj) without experience; immature; lacking sophistication and poise

drivel

(n) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking

epitome

(n) a summary, condensed account; an instance the represents a larger reality

exhort

(v) to urge strongly, advise earnestly

ex officio

(adj, adv) by virtue of holding a certain office

infringe

(v) violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

ingratiate

(v) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others

interloper

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

intrinistic

(adj) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originatingin a bodily organ or part

inveigh

(v) to make a violent attack in words; expressing strong disapproval

lassitude

(n) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

millennium

(n) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy

occult

(adj) mysterious, magical, supernatural; hidden from view

occult

(v) to hide, conceal; eclipse

occult

(n) matters involving the supernatural

permeate

(v) to spread through, penetrate, soak through

precipitate

(v) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from great height

precipitate

(adj) characterized by excess haste

precipitate

(n) moisture; the product of an action or process

stringent

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

surmise

(v) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess

surmise

(n) likely idea that lacks definite proof

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