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Voc Unit F2-040113

Sadlier- Oxford Vocabulary Unit F2-040113

TermDefinition
ameliorate (v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
aplomb (n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
bombastic (n.) Pompous or inflated in language.
callow (adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication
drivel (n.) foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense or to let saliva flow from the mouth ( V.) to waste or fritter away foolishly
epitome (n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
ex officio (adj. or adverb) to serve as a representative for someone in decision making
exhort (v) to urge or plead through strong argument
infringe (v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
ingratiate (v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others
interloper (ihnturlohpur) (n.) to intrude or meddle where one has no right of privilege or one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be; an intruder
intrinsic (Adj.) belonging to the inner or real nature of a thing; essential
inveigh (v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
lassitude (n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
millennium (n.) period of 1,000 years; period of prosperity or joy or peace
occult 1. (v.) to hide, conceal, eclipse 2. (adj) msterious. magical, supernatural; secret hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means 3.(n.) matters involving the supernatural
permeate (v.) Spread or diffuse through; Pass through;Penetrate mutually or be interlocked.
precipitate (v.) To fall as rain or snow; to cause or bring about suddenly or to give form too (adj.) Done with very great haste and without due deliberation. (n.) moisture
stringent (adj.) strict; severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp bitter to the taste
surmise (v) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n) likely idea that lacks definite proof
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