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Aplomb

Self-confident assurance; poise

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Bombastic

Pompous in speech or writing

3

Callow

Immature, inexperienced

4

Drivel

Foolish talk or thinking, nonsense; to utter foolish talk or nonsense

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Epitome

A simplified representation, a summary

6

Ex officio

By virtue of office or position

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Exhort

To urge by strong, argument, admonition, or advice

8

Infringe

To trespass upon, violate

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Ingratiate

To win confidence or good graces for oneself

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Interloper

One that interferes with the affairs of others, often for selfish reasons; a meddler

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Intrinsic

Inherent, relating to the essential nature of a thing

12

Inveigh

To attack with harsh criticism

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Lassitude

State of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness

14

Millennium

A hoped-for period of joy, serenity, prosperity, and justice

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Occult

Supernatural forces, events, and beings collectively; dealing with supernatural phenomena, involving the supernatural

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Permeate

To spread or diffuse through

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Precipitate

To cause to happen early or prematurely; moving along rapidly without careful attention

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Stringent

Imposing rigid standards of performances; severe; strict

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Surmise

An idea or opinion that lacks proof, a conjecture

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Ameliorate

To make or grow better