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20 terms

Vocabulary workshop level F section 2

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ameliorate
to improve or correct
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularly
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
callow
without experience, immature, raw
drivel
saliva or mucus; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense
epitome
a summary; an instance that represents a larger reality
exhort
to urge storngly
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
to violate, trespass
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted, an intruder
intrinsic
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential; originating in a bodily organ or part
inviegh
to make a violent attack in words, disaproval
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
millennium
a period of 1000 years; a period of great joy
occult
having to do with the supernatural; to hide or conceal
permeate
to spread through
precipitate
to fall as moisture; excessive haste; moisture
stringent
strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
surmise
to think or believe without certain evidence or definite proof