Vocab 2

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Ameliorate
Improve
Aplomb
Poise
Bombastic
Pompous, overblown
Callow
Immature
Drivel
Foolish talk
Epitome
Highest representation
Exhort
Urge on
Ex officio
Official status
Infringe
Violate, trespass
Ingratiate
Win favor of
Interloper
Intruder
Intrinsic
Natural, internal
Inveigh
Attach with words
Lassitude
Weariness in mind and body
Millenium
A thousand years, joyful period
Precipitate
Bring about hastily
Occult
Mysterious
Permeate
Spread, throughout
Stringent
Stern, strict
Surmise
Guess
Animadversion
Critical remark
Avid
Eager, greedy
Brackish
Salty, unpleasant to drink
Celerity
Swiftness, speed
Devious
Roundabout, deceptive
Gambit
A sacrifice to gain an advantage
Histrionic
Theatrical, artificial
Accost
Approach and speak to first
Halcyon
Calm and peaceful
Maelstrom
Huge whirlpool
Myopic
Nearsighted
Overt
Open, not hidden
Pejorative
Tending to make worse
Propriety
Standards of what is proper
Sacrilege
Disrespectful treatment
Summarily
Without delay, decisive
Suppliant
Asking humbly and earnestly
Talisman
A charm believed to be magical
Incendiary
Fire causing
Undulate
Move in a wave like motion