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stringent
Adj - strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
exhort
V - to urge strongly, advise earnestly
permeate
V - to spread through, penetrate, soak through
ingratiate
V - to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favorable acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
millenium
N - a period of 1,000 years; a period of great joy, prosperity, or peace
surmise
V - to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
N - an idea or thought that seems likely but lacks definite proof
interloper
N - an intruder, one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be
drivel
N - saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense;
V - to let saliva flow form mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
lassitude
N - weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
infringe
V - to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
precipitate
V - to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to
Adj - characterized by excessive haste
N - moisture; the product of an action or process
bombastic
Adj - pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
ameliorate
V - to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
callow
Adj - without feathers; without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise
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
epitome
N - a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
ex officio
Adj, adv - by virtue of holding a certain office
inveigh
V - to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
occult
Adj - mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means
V - to hide, conceal; eclipse
N - matters involving the supernatural
aplomb
N - poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity