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Vocab. - Level F

Unit 2

Vocab. Level FUnit 2SynonymsAntonyms
ameliorate (v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming amend, better worsen, aggravate, exacerbate
aplomb (n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity composure,self-possession, levelheadedness confusion, embarassment, abashment
bombastic (adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas inflated,highfalutin, high-flown,pretentious unadorned, simple, plain, austere
callow (adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed, lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced mature,grown-up, polished, soophisticated
drivel (n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly balderdashed, hogwash, tommyrot
epitome (n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality abstract, digest, model, archetype
exhort (v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly entreat, implore, adjure discourage, advise against, deprecate
ex officio (adj., adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe (v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds encroach, impinge, intrude, poach stay in bounds
ingratiate (v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes in a critical or derogatory sense) cozy up to, curry favor with alienate, humiliate onesself, mortify oneself
interloper (n.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
intrinsic (adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part immanent, organic extrinsic, external, outward
inveigh (v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate acclaim, glorify, extol
lassitude (n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy fatigue, lethargy, torpor, langour energy, vitality, animation, liveliness
millenium (pl. millenia) (n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace doomsday, day of judgement
occult (adj.) mysterious, magical supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal, eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural supernatural, esoteric, abstruse, arcane mundate, common, public, exoteric
permeate (v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
precipitate (v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or 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 provike, producereckless, impetuous wary, cautious, circumspect
stringent (adj.) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative lenient, mild, lax
surmise (v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof inder, gatherinference, presumption
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