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ameliorate
(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
aplomb
(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
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; without feathers
drivel
(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 foolishy
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 favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
interloper
(n.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
intrinsic
(adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
inveigh
(v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
lasstitude
(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
millenium
(pl. millennia)
(n)a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy