Unit 2 Vocabulary: Definitions

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permeate(v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak throughinveigh(v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapprovalprecipitate(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurt down from a great height; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of a processsurmise(v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to guess; (n.) an idea that seems likely but lacks prooflassitude(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energyinterloper(n.) an intruder, one who moves in where he or she has no right to bemillenium(n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joyepitome(n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger realitydrivel(n.) saliva flowing from the mouth; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense; to waste or fritter away foolishlyaplomb(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity