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(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

Ameliorate

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(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence perpendicularity

Aplomb

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(adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

Bombastic

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(adj.) without experience;immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers

Callow

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(n.) Saliva or mucus flowing through the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly

Drivel

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(n.) asummary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

Epitome

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(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly

Exhort

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(adj.,adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office

Ex officio

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(v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

Infringe

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(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others ( sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense )

Ingratiate

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Syn: cozy up to, curry favor with
Ant: alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself

Ingratiate

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Syn:entreat, implore, adjure
Ant: discourage, advise against, deprecate

exhort

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Syn:encroach, impinge, intrude, poach
Ant: stay in bounds

Infringe

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Syn: amend, better
Ant: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate

Ameliorate

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Syn: abstract, digest, model, archetype

Epitome

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Syn: composure, self-possession, levelheadedness
Ant: confusion, embarrassment, abashment

Aplomb

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Syn: Balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, (v.) slaver

Drivel

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Syn: inflate, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious
Ant: unadorned, simple, plain, austere

Bombastic

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Syn: green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced
Ant: mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated

Callow

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(n.) One who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder. Syn: Trespasser, meddler, buttinsky 😂

Interloper

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(adj.) Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part Syn:Immanent, organic
Ant: extrinsic, external, outward

Intrinsic

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(v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
Syn:Rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate
Ant:Acclaim,glorify,extol

Inveigh

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(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
Syn:fatigue,lethargy,torpor,languor
Ant:energy,vitality,animation,liveliness

Lassitude

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(n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
Syn:chiliad,golden age,prosperity,peace
Ant:doomsday,day of judgment

Millennium
(pl.,millennia)

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(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural
Syn:(adj.) supernatural, ecoteric, abstruse,arcane
Ant:mundane, common, public, exoteric

Occult

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(v.)to spread through, penetrate.soak through

Permeate

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(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
Syn: (v.) provoke, produce; (adj.) reckless, impetuous
Ant: (adj.) wary, cautious, circumspect

Precipitate

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(adj.) strict, severe ; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
Syn: stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative
Ant: lenient, mild, lax, permissive

Stringent 💪

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(v.) To think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof
Syn(v.) infer, gather; (n.) inference, presumption

surmise