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Flashcards in 12/10 vocab Deck (15):
1

full of hot air; given to rhetoric; all talk no action

bombastic

2

suck up; gain favor deliberately (often insincere)

ingratiate

3

a standard or typical example; model

epitome

4

coolness and composure under strain; poise

aplomb

5

spur on; encourage someone (with cheers)

exhort

6

a worthless message

drivel

7

complain bitterly; express complaints

inveigh

8

infer from incomplete evidence; deduce

surmise

9

something that comes from within; belonging to a thing by its very nature; inalienable

intrinsic

10

supernatural events, forces, or people collectively

occult

11

bring about abruptly; fall from the clouds

precipitate

12

a feeling of lack of interest or energy

lassitude

13

span of 1000 years

millennium

14

spread or diffuse through

permeate

15

improve; amend

ameliorate