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ex officio
adj, adv- by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
v- to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized 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
epitome
n- a summary, condensed aaccount; an instance that represents a larger reality
aplomb
n- poise, assurance, great self-confidence
exhort
v- to urge strongly, advise earnestly
drivel
n- saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense
inveigh
v-to make a violent attack ni 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 somehing by 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- matters involving the supernatural
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
lassitude
n- weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
millennium
n- a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy, prosperity, or peace
permeate
v- to 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