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ex officio
(adj,adv) by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
(v.) to violate, trepass, go beyond recongnized 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 intended to conceal a lack of ideas
ingratiate
(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favorable acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
epitome
(n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
aplomb
(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
exhort
(v.) to urge strongly, advise strongly
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 supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess (n.) an idea or thought that seems likely but lacks definite proof
intrinsic
(adj.) belonging to someone or something bu 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.) matter involving the supernatural
precipitate
(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great heightl; 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.) period of one thousand years; a period of great joy, prosperity, or peace
permeate
(v.) 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