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Ameliorate
v to improve, make better, correct
syn: amend, better
ant: worsen, aggravate
Apblomb
n poise, assurance, self confidence
syn: composure, levelheadedness
ant: confusion, embarrassment
Bombastic
adj pompous or overblown
syn: inflated, high-flown
ant: simple, plain
Callow
adj without experience, immature
syn: green, inexperienced
ant: mature, sophisticated
Drivel
n saliva or mucus, foolish v to let saliva or mucus flow
adj: balderdash, slaver
Epitome
n a summary, account
syn: digest, model
Exhort
v to urge strongly, advise
syn: entreat, implore
ant: discourage, advise against
Ex Officio
adj, adv by virtue or holding a certain office
Infringe
v to violate, trespass,
syn: intrude, impinge
ant: stay in bounds
Ingratiate
v to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor
syn: cozy up to, curry favor with
ant: humiliate oneself, alienate
Interloper
n one who moves in where he or she is not wanted
syn: trespasser, meddler
Intrinsic
adj belonging to someone or something by its very nature, originating in a bodily organ or part
syn: immanent, organic
ant: external, outward
Inveigh
v to make a violent attack in words
syn: rial, remonstrate
ant: acclaim, glorify
Lassitude
n weariness of body or mind
syn: fatigue, lethargy
ant: energy, liveliness
Millennium
n a period of a thousand years
syn: golden age, prosperity
ant: doomsday, day of judgement
Occult
adj mysterious, magical, supernatural v to hide, conceal
syn: supernatural, abstruse
ant: common, public
Permeate
v to spread through
Precipitate
v to fall as moisture n moisture
Stringent
adj strict, severe
syn: stren, tough
ant: mild, permissive
Surmise
v to think or believe without supporting evidence
syn: v infer gather n inference, presumption