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1

make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better

Ameliorate

2

self-confidence or assurance esp. when in a demanding situation

Aplomb

3

high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated

bombastic

4

(especially of a young person) inexperienced and immature

callow

5

Silly nonsense, talk nonsense

Drivel

6

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

Epitome

7

strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something

Exhort

8

by virtue of one's position or status

Ex officio

9

actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.)

Infringe

10

bring oneself into favor, with someone by flattering or trying to please them

Ingratiate

11

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

Interloper

12

belonging naturally; essential

Intrinsic

13

speak or write about (something) with great hostility

Inveigh

14

a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy

Lassitude

15

A period of a thousand years, especially when calculated from the traditional date of the birth of christ

Millennium

16

supernatural, mystical, or magical beliefs, practices, or phenomena

Occult

17

Spread throughout (something) pervade

Permeate

18

cause (an event or situation {bad/ undesirable}) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly or prematurely/ a substance to be deposited in solid form

Precipitate

19

(of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting

Stringent

20

Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it

Surmise

21

Ameliorate

make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better

22

Aplomb

self-confidence or assurance esp. when in a demanding situation

23

bombastic

high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated

24

callow

(especially of a young person) inexperienced and immature

25

Drivel

Silly nonsense, talk nonsense

26

Epitome

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

27

Exhort

strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something

28

Ex officio

by virtue of one's position or status

29

Infringe

actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.)

30

Ingratiate

bring oneself into favor, with someone by flattering or trying to please them

31

Interloper

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

32

Intrinsic

belonging naturally; essential

33

Inveigh

speak or write about (something) with great hostility

34

Lassitude

a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy

35

Millennium

A period of a thousand years, especially when calculated from the traditional date of the birth of christ

36

Occult

supernatural, mystical, or magical beliefs, practices, or phenomena

37

Permeate

Spread throughout (something) pervade

38

Precipitate

cause (an event or situation {bad/ undesirable}) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly or prematurely/ a substance to be deposited in solid form

39

Stringent

(of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting

40

Surmise

Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it