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ex officio
(adj, adv) by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
(v) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
callow
(adj) without feathers; without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise
ameliorate
(v) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
bombastic
(adj) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words itnended to conceal a lack of ideas
ingratiate
(v) to make oneself agreeable an thus gain favorable acceptance by others
epitome
(n) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
aplomb
(n) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
exhort
(v) to urger strongly, advise earnestly
drivel
(n) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense
(v) to let saliva flow from mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
inveigh
(v) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
surmise
(v) to think or believe without certain support evidence, to conjecture or guess;
(n) an idea or thought that seems likely but lacks definite proof
intrinsic
(adj) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part; good for its own sake
occult
(adj) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means;
(v) to hide, conceal, eclipse
(n) matters involving the supernatural
precipitate
(v) to vall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great high; to give distinct form to;
(adj) characterized by excessive haste
(n) moisture; the product of an action or process
lassitude
(n) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
millennium
(n) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy, prosperity, or peace
permeated
(v) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
stringent
(adj) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
interloper
(n) an intruder, one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be