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(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
ameliorate
(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendiculararity
aplomb
(adj.) pmpous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
bombastic
(adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
callow
(n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; follish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
drivel
(n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
epitome
(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly
exhort
(adj., adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office
ex officio
(v.) to violate, trespass, go beyong recognized bounds
infringe
(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others
ingratiate
(v.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
interloper
(adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essnetial, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
intrinsic
(v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
inveigh
(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
lassitude
(n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
millenium
(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural
occult
(v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
permeate
(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
precipitate
(adj.) strict, sever; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
stringent
(v.) to think or believe without vertain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof
surmise