20 terms

Vocab - Level F - Unit 2

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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