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AMELIORATE
(v.) TO IMPROVE, MAKE BETTER, CORRECT A FLAW OR SHORTCOMING
AMELIORATE
AMEND, BETTER
APLOMB
(n.) POISE, ASSURANCE, GREAT SELF-CONFIDENCE; PERPENDICULARITY
BOMBASTIC
(adj.) POMPOUS OR OVERBLOWN IN LANGUAGE; FULL OF HIGH-SOUNDING WORDS INTENDED TO CONCEAL A LACK OF IDEAS
CALLOW
(adj.) WITHOUT EXPERIENCE; IMMATURE, NOT FULLY DEVELOPED;LACKING SOPHISTICATION AND POISE; WITHOUT FEATHERS
APLOMB
COMPOSURE, SELF-POSSESSION, LEVELHEADEDNESS
DRIVEL
(n.) SALIVA OR MUCUS FLOWING FROM THE MOUTH OR NOSE; FOOLISH, AIMLESS TALK OR THINKING; NONSENSE;(v.) TO LET SALVIA FLOW FROM THE MOUTH; TO UTTER NONSENSE OR CHILDISH TWADDLE; TO WASTE OR FRITTER AWAY FOOLISHLY
BOMBASTIC
INFLATED, HIGHFALUTIN, HIGH-FLOWN, PRETENTIOUS
EPITOME
(n.)A SUMMARY, CONDENSED ACCOUNT; AN INSTANCE THAT REPRESENTS A LARGER REALITY
EXHORT
(v.) TO URGE STRONGLY, ADVISE EARNESTLY
EX OFFICIO
(adj.,adv.) BY VIRTURE OF HOLDING A CERTAIN OFFICE
CALLOW
GREEN, RAW, UNFLEDGED, INEXPERIENCED
INFRINGE
(v.) TO VIOLATE, TRESPASS, GO BEYOND RECOGNIZED BOUNDS
INGRATIATE
(v.) TO MAKE ONESELF AGREEABLE AND THUS GAIN FAVOR OR ACCEPTANCE BY OTHERS(SOMETIMES USED IN A CRITICAL OR DEROGATORY SENSE)
DRIVEL
(n.)BLADERDASH, HOGWASH, TOMMYROT; (v.) SLAVER
INTERLOPER
(n.) ONE WHO MOVES IN WHERE HE OR SHE IS NOT WANTED OR HAS NO RIGHT TO BE, AN INTRUDER
INTRINSIC
(adj.) BELONGING TO SOMEONE OR SOMETHING BY ITS VERY NATURE, ESSENTIAL, INHERENT; ORIGINATING IN A BODILY ORGAN OR PART
EPITOME
ABSTRACT, DIGEST, MODEL, ARCHETYPE
INVEIGH
(V.) TO MAKEK VIOLENT ATTACK IN WORDS, EXPRESS STRONG DISAPPROVAL
EXHORT
ENTREAT, IMPLORE, ADJURE
LASSITUDE
(n.) WEARINESS OF BODY OR MIND, LACK OF ENERGY
MILLENNIUM
(PL.MILLENNIA)
A PERIOD OF ONE THOUSAND YEARS; A PERIOD OF GREAT JOY
OCCULT
(adj.) MYSTERIOUS, MAGICAL, SUPERNATURAL; SECRET, HIDDEN FROM VIEW; NOT DETECTABLE BY ORDINARY MEANS;(v.) TO HIDE, CONCEAL; ECLIPSE;(n.) MATTERS INVOLVING THE SUPERNATURAL
EX OFFICIO
PERMEATE
(v.) TO SPREAD THROUGH, PENETRATE, SOAK THROUGH
INFRINGE
ENCROACH, IMPINGE, INTRUDE,POACH
PRECIPITATE
(v.) TO FALL AS MOISTURE; TO CAUSE OR BRING ABOUT SUDDENLY; TO HURL DOWN FROM GREAET HEIGHT;TO GIVE DISTINCT FORM TO;(adj.) CHARACTERIZED BY EXCESSIVE HASTE;(n.) MOISTURE; THE PRODUCT OF AN ACTION OR PROCESS
STRINGENT
(adj.) STRICT, SEVERE; RIGOROUSLY OR URGENTLY BINDING OR COMPELLING; SHARP OR BITTER TO TASTE
SURMISE
(v.) TO THINK OR BELIVE WITHOUT CERTAIN SUPPORTING EVIDENCE; TO CONJECTURE OR GUESS;(n.) LIKELY IDEA THAT LACKS DEFINITE PROOF
INGRATIATE
COZY UP TO, CURRY FAVOR WITH
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INTERLOPER
TRESPASSER, MEDDLER, BUTTINSKY
INTRINSIC
IMMANENT, ORGANIC
INVEIGH
RAIL, HARANGUE, FULMINATE, REMONSTRATE
LASSITUDE
FATIGUE, LETHARGY, TORPOR, LANGUOR
MILLENNIUM(PL.MILLENNIA)"
CHILIAD, GOLDEN AGE, PROSPERITY, PEACE
OCCULT
SUPERNATURAL, ESOTERIC, ABSTRUSE, ARCANE
PERMEATE
PRECIPITATE
(V.) PROVOKE, PRODUCE; (adj.) RECKLESS, IMPETUOUS
STRINGENT
STERN, RIGOROUS, TOUGH, URGENT, IMPERATIVE
SURMISE
(v.) INFER, GATHER; (n.) INFERENCE, PRESUMPTION