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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