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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