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Ex officio

By virtue of ones position or status

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Infringe

Actively break the terms of a law, etc.

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Callow

Inexperienced and immature

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Ameliorate

To make something unsatisfactory or bad better

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Bombastic

High sounding but with little meaning; inflated

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Ingratiate

To being oneself into favor with someone through flattery

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Epitome

A person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type

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Aplomb

Self confidence or assurance

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Exhort

Strongly encourage or urge someone to do something

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Drivel

Silly nonsense, talking nonsense

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Inveigh

Speak or write about with great hostility

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Surmise

Suppose everything is true without having evidence to prove it

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Intrinsic

Belonging naturally; essential

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Occult

Supernatural, mystical, magical beliefs or practices

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Precipitate

Cause to happen suddenly or unexpectantly

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Lassitude

State of physical or mental weariness

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Millennium

Period of a thousand years

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Permeate

Spread through, pervade

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Stringent

Strict, precise, exacting

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Interloper

Person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or not considered to belong