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ameliorate
verb-to improve, make better
note:can't ameliorate a person or thing just a situation
aplomb
noun-poise
a plum sits upright upon the kitchen counter...
bombastic
adj-pompous or overblown in language
word usage. like a hick trying to sound smart
callow
adj-immature, without experience, not fully developped
drivel
noun-saliva
verb-to let saliva flow, to utter nonsense
drivel/drool
epitome
noun-a summary/best represntation of
exhort
verb-to urge strongly
ex officio
adj/adv-holding a certain office
officio...officer
infringe
verb-to violate, trespass
ingratiate
verb-to make onself agreeable gain favor or acceptanace by others
brown nosing/sucking up
interloper
noun-one who moves in where he or she is not wanted, an intruder
not always a negative connotation
intrinsic
adj-essential
the value of something because of what it is.
inveigh
verb-to make a violent attack in words
lassitude
noun-lack of energy
LAssitude. LAck of energy
millennium
noun-a period of 1000 years
millennia=plural
occult
adj-mysterious
ocCULT. cults are mysterious
permeate
verb-to penetrate/spread through
semi-permeable membrane
precipitate
verb-to fall as moisture noun-moisture
in chem=a solid
normally-rain
stringent
adj-strict, severe
sounds like strict. stringent strict. you use stringent on your face to tone it and its strong so thats like strict/severe
surmise
verb-to think or believe without certain supporting evidence
using context clues. guess.