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Unit 2 Vocab Definitions

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ameliorate
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
callow
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
drivel
saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense
drivel
to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
epitome
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
toofficers violate. trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and this gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
intrinsic
belomging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
millennium
a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
occult
secret, every, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means
occult
to hide, cover up; eclipse
occult
matters involving the supernatural
permeate
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
precipitate
to fall as moisture; to bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height
percipitate
characterized by excessive haste
perticipate
moisture; the product of an action or process
stringent
strict, sever; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
surmise
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
surmise
likely idea that lacks definite proof