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ex officio
-adj, adv- by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
-v- to violate or trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
callow
-adj- w/o feasthers; w/o experience; immature, not fully developed, lacking sophistication
ameliorate
-v- to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
bombastic
-adj- pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
ingratiate
-v- to make onself agreeable and thus gain favorable acceptance
epitome
-n- a summary , condensed account; and instance that represents a larger reality
aplomb
-n- poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
exhort
-v- to urge strongly, advise earnestly
drivel
-n- saliva flowing from mouth/nose; foolish, aimless talking/thinking; nonsense
-v- to let saliva flow from mout; to utter nonsense or childish twattle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
inveigh
-v- to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
surmise
-v- to think or believe w/o certain supporting evidence, to conjecture a gues; -n- an idea or thought that seems likely but lacks definite proof
intrinsic
-adj-belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential inherent; originating ina bodily organ or part; good for its own sake
occult
-adj- mysterious, magical, supernatural, secret, hidden from view, not detectable by ordinary means -v- to hide, conceal eclipse -n- matters involving the supernatural
precipitate
-v- to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinc form to; -adj- characterized by excessive haste -n- moisture the proof an action or process
lassitude
-n- a weariness of the body or mind; lack of energy
millennium
-n- a period of one thousand years; a pd. of great joy/prosperity
permeate
-v- to spread through, penetrate, soak through
stringent
-adj- strict severe, rigorously or urgently binding or compelling sharp or bitter in the taste
interloper
-noun- an intruder