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ameliorate
(v) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
aplomb
(n) poise, assurance, great self-confidence
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
drivel
(n) follish, aimless talk or thinking, nonsense

(v) to utter nonsense or childish twaddle
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 virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
(v) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
ingratiate
(v) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favorable acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critaical or derogatory sense)
interloper
(n) an intruder, one who moves in wher he or she is not wanted or has no right to be
intrinsic
(adj) belonging to someone or something by its very nature; essential; inherent
inveigh
(v) to make a violent attack in words; express strong disapproval
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
occult
(adj) mysterious, magical, supernatural

(n) matters involving the supernatural
permeate
(v) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
precipitate
(v) to cause or bring about hastily, suddenly or prematurely; to hurl down from a great height

(adj) acting with or characterized by excessive haste or impulsiveness
stringent
(adj) strict, severe, rigorous or urgently binding or compelling
surmise
(v) to think or believe withour certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess

(n) an idea or thought that seems likely but lacks definite proof