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ameliorate

to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

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aplomb

poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity

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bombastic

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

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callow

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

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drivel

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

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epitome

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

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exhort

to urge strongly, advise earnestly

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ex officio

by virtue of holding a certain office

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infringe

to violate, transposes, go beyond recognized bounds

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ingratiate

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

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interloper

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

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intrinsic

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

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lassitude

weariness of body or mind lack of energy

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inveigh

to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

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occult

(adj) secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; mysterious, magical, uncanny; (v) to hide, cover up; eclipse; (n) matters involving the supernatural

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permeate

to spread through, penetrate, soak through

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precipitate

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

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millennium

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