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to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
ameliorate
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
aplomb
pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
bombastic
w/o experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; w/o feathers
callow
(n) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
drivel
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
epitome
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
exhort
by virtue of holding a certain office
ex officio
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
infringe
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
ingratiate
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
interloper
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
intrinsic
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
inveigh
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
lassitude
a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
millennium
mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means
occult
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
permeate
to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to
precipitate
strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
stringent
to think or believe w/o certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
surmise