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ameliorate
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
amend
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence, perpendicularity
A+, poise
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
bomb, overblown
callow
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking of sophistication and poise; without feathers
shallow; baby calf
drivel
saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
drool, dribble
epitome
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
model, example
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
urge, encourage
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
office, official, automatic
infringe
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
intrude
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
agreeable, gratitude
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
intruder
intrinsic
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
essential, inherent
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
violent
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
lack, lazy, fatigue
millennium
a period of one thousand years; period of great joy
milli = 1000
occult
mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; to hide, conceal eclipse; matters involving the supernatural
mysterious, cult
permeate
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
permeable, penetrate
precipitate
to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to; characterized by excessive haste; moisture; the product of an action or process
precipitation;
pre = cause or bring about
stringent
strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to taste
strict
surmise
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; likely idea that lacks definite proof
assume, suppose
re
again
reread
pre
before
preheat
over
above, beyond extra; more
overpay
under
below, lesser in degree
underpay
co
together; jointly; in the same degree
cooperate
mis
badly; wrongly mistakenly, incorrectly
misquote
theo
gods
theology
gen
race; origin
generation
chron
time
chronic
nat
born
nature
bio
life
biology
viv
life
vivid
zoo
animal
zoology
homo
same; man
homonym
auto
self
automatic
dem
people
democracy
voc
call; voice
vocal
scope
see
telescope
spec
see
spectator
vis
see
visable