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Bulldog F2

11th Grade Vocabulary Unit 2

Vocab. TermPart of SpeechDefinitionSynonymAntonym
Ameliorate verb to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming amend, better worsen, aggravated, exacerbate
Aplomb noun poise, assurance, great self-confidence, perpendicularity composure, self-possession, levelheadness confusion, embarrassment, abashment
Bombastic adjective pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas inflated, highfalutin, high-flow, pretentious unadored, simple, plain, austere
Callow adjective without expierence; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
Drivel noun saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (verb)to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, slaver
Epitome noun a summary, condensed account;an instance that represents a larger reality abstract, digest, model, archetype
Exhort verb to urge strongly , advise earnestly entreat, implore, adjure discourage, advise against, deprecate
Ex officio adjective,adverb by virtue of holding a certain office
Infringe verb to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds encroach, impinge, intrude, poach stay in bounds
Ingratiate verb to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others cozy up to, curry favor with alienae, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself
Interloper noun one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
Intrinsic adjective belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent, originating in a bodily organ or part immanent, organic extrinsic, external, outward
Inveigh verb to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate acclaim, glorify, extol
Lassitude noun weariness of body or mind, lack of energy fatigue, lethargy, topor, languor energy,vitality, animation, liveliness
Millenium noun a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace doomsday, day of judgment
Occult adjective mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (verb)to hide, conceal; eclipse; (noun) matters involving the supernatural supernatural, estoric, abstruse, arcane mundane, common, public, exoteric
Permeate verb to spread through, penetrate, soak through
Precipitate verb to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to; (adjective) characterized by excessive haste; (noun) moisture; the product of an action or process prevoke, produce; (adjective) reckless, impetuous (adjective) wary, cautious, circumspect
Stringent adejective strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste stern, rigorously, tough, urgent, imperative lenient, mild, lax, permissive
Surmise verb to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (noun) likely idea that lacks definite proof (verb)infer, gather; (noun) inference, presumption
Created by: leslie_smith