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Ameliorate

To improve. Make better. Correct a flaw or short coming.

Syn: amend better
Ant: worsen aggravate

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Aplomb

Poise assurance great self-confidence. Perpendicularity

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

3

Bombastic

Pompous or overblown in language full of high sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

Syn: inflated highfalutin. high flown. pretentious
Ant: unadorned simple plain austere

4

Callow

Without experience immature not fully developed lacking sophistication and poise, without feathers

Syn: Green raw in fledged inexperienced
Ant: mature grown up polished sophisticated

5

Drivel

Saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose foolish aimless talk or thinking nine cents to Autre childish twaddle to waste or fritter away foolishly

Syn: balderdash hogwash tommyrot slaver

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Epitome

A summary condensed account and instance that represents a larger reality

Syn: abstract digest model archetype

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Exhort

To urge you strongly advise earnestly

Syn: entreat implore adjure
Ant: discourage advise against deprecate

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Ex officio

By virtue of holding a certain office

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Infringe

To violate trust pass or go beyond recognize the Bounds

Syn: encroach impinge intrude poach
Ant: stay in bounds

10

Ingratiate

To make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others

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

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Interloper

One who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be an intruder

Syn: trespasser Meddler buttinsky

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Intrinsic

Belonging to someone or something but it's very nature essential inherent originating in a bodily organ or part.

Syn: immanent organic
Ant: extrinsic external outward

13

Inveigh

To make a violent attack in words express strong disapproval

Syn: rail harangue remonstrate fulminate
Ant: acclaim glorify extol

14

Lassitude

Wariness of body or mind lack of energy

Syn: fatigue lethargy torpor languor
Ant: Energy vitality animation liveliness

15

Millennium

A period of 1000 year is a period of great joy

Syn: chiliad golden age prosperity peace
Ant: doomsday day of judgement

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Occult

Mysterious magical supernatural secret hidden from view not detectable from ordinary means to hide conceal eclipse

Syn: supernatural arcane abstruse esoteric
Ant: mundane common public exoteric

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Permeate

To spread through penetrate soak through

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Precipitate

To fall is moisture to cause are bringing about suddenly to hurl down from a great height to give distinct form to characterized by excessive haste

Syn: provoke produce reckless impetus
Ant: wary cautious circumspect

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Stringent

Strict severe rigorously or urgently binding or compelling and sharp or better to the taste

Syn: Stern rigorous tough urgent imperative
Ant: lenient mild lax permissive

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Surmise

To think or believe without certain supporting evidence to conjecture or guess likely idea that lacks definite proof

Syn: infer gather inference presumption