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Flashcards in Unit 2 Vocab Deck (20):
1

To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

Ameliorate

2

Poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity

Aplomb

3

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

Bombastic

4

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

Callow

5

Saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly

Drivel

6

A summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

Epitome

7

To urge strongly, advise earnestly

Exhort

8

By virtue of holding a certain office

Ex officio

9

To violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

Infringe

10

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

Ingratiate

11

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

Interloper

12

Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

Intrinsic

13

To make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

Inveigh

14

Weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

Lassitude

15

A period of one thousand years; a period of great joy

Millennium(Plural: millennia)

16

To spread through, penetrate, soak through

Permeate

17

Secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; mysterious, magical, uncanny; to hide, cover up; eclipse; matters involving the supernatural

Occult

18

To fall as moisture; to bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to; characterized by excessive haste; moisture; the product of an action or process

Precipitate

19

Strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

Stringent

20

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

Surmise