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Vocabulary unit 2 F

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TermDefinition
Surmise(v,n) To think of or believe without supporting evidence; to guess.
Bombastic(adj) Pompous or overblown in language; use of high- sounding words to conceal a lack of ideas.
Millennium(adj) Period of one thousand years.
Stringent Strict; severe; rigorously compelling; bitter in taste.
Inveighs To make a violent attack with words or express strong disapproval.
Lassitude(n.) Weariness of body or mind, lack of energy.
Drivel(n.) Saliva or mucus flowing from mouth or nose; Foolish talk of thinking; nonsense.
Aplomb(v.) Poise, assurance, great self-confidence.
Ameliorate(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming.
Exhort(v.) To urge strongly, advise earnestly.
Intrinsic(adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in bodily organ or part.
Epitome(n.) A summary or condensed account; an instance that represents a large reality; a good model or example.
callow(adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise.
Ex officio(adj,adv) By virtue of holding a certain office.
Interloper(n) One who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder.
Permeated(v.) To spread through, penetrate, soak through.
Occult(adj,n.) secret, hidden from view; mysterious, magical, uncanny.
Ingratiate(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others.
Infringe(v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds.
Precipitate(v,adj,n.) (v.) to fall as moister; to bring about suddenly; to hurl down from great height; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste or speed; (n.) moisture; product or a reaction or process.
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