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ameliorate
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

amend, better

worsen, aggravate, exacerbate
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity

composure, self-possession, levelheadedness

confusion, embarrassment, abashment
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious

unadorned, simple, plain, austere
callow
without experience, immature, not fully developed, lacking sophistication, and poise, without feathers

green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced

mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
drivel
saliva or mucus flowing from the nose or mouth; 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

balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, slaver
epitome
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

abstract, digest, model, archetype
ex officio
by virtue or because of an office or position
inveighed
to attack with words, To give vent to angry disapproval; protest vehemently.
precipitate
Moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong.
Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
occult
Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena.
lassitude
A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness.
surmise
To infer (something) without sufficiently conclusive evidence.
infringe
To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate
stringent
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
permeate
To spread or flow throughout; pervade
millennium
A span of one thousand years
ingratiate
gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
intrinsic
Of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent. Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts. Used of certain nerves and muscles.
interloper
One that intrudes in a place, situation, or activity:
exhort
to give warnings or advice : make urgent appeals