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Vocabulary Unit Two. Ameliorate Verb  To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming.

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1 Vocabulary Unit Two

2 Ameliorate Verb  To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

3 Aplomb Noun  Poise, assurance, great self- confidence; perpendicularity

4 Bombastic Adjective  Pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

5 Callow Adjective  Without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers

6 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

7 Epitome Noun  A summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

8 Exhort Verb  To urge strongly, advise earnestly

9 Ex Officio Adjective, adverb  By virtue of holding a certain office

10 Infringe Verb  To violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

11 Ingratiate Verb  To make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)

12 Interloper Noun  One who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder

13 Intrinsic Adjective  Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

14 Inveigh Verb  To make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

15 Lassitude Noun  Weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

16 Millennium plural millennia Noun  A period of a thousand years; a period of great joy

17 Occult Adjective  Mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; Verb  To hide, conceal; eclipse Noun  Matters involving the supernatural

18 Permeate Verb  To spread through, penetrate, soak through

19 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  Mouisture; the product of an action or progress

20 Stringent Adjective  Strict, severe, rigorously or urbently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

21 Surmise  Verb  To think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess  Noun  Likely idea that lacks definite proof

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