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poise, assuarance, great self-confidence, perpendiculary
(n)

aplomb

2

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

bombastic

3

(adj) w/o experience ; immature, not fully developed

callow

4

saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose
foolish talk or thinking , nonsense

drivel

5

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

epitome

6

to urge strongly, advise earnestly (v)

exhort

7

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

ex officio

8

to violate
trespass
go beyond bounds
(v)

infringe

9

to make oneself agreeable & gain acceptance by others
(v)

ingratiate

10

one who moves in where he or she is not wanted
has no right to be there
an intruder
(n)

interloper

11

(adj) belonging to someone or something by its very nature essential
inherit
originating in a bodily organ or part

intrinsic

12

(v) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

inveigh

13

(n) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

lassitude

14

(n) a period of one thousand years ; a period of great joy

millenium

15

(adj) mysterious, magivcal, supernatural
secret, hidden from view
to hide, conceal

occult

16

(v) to spread through
penetrate
soak through

permeate

17

(v) to fall as moisture
to cause or bring about suddenly
to haste
(n) moisture
the product of an action or process

precipitate

18

(adj) strict, severe
rigorously or urgently binding or compelling
sharp/bitter in taste

stringent

19

(v) to think or believe w/o certain supporting evidence
to conjecture or guess
(n) likely idea that lacks definite proof

surmise

20

to improve, make better, to correct a flaw (v)

ameliorate