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  1. ameliorate
    to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcomming
  2. aplomb
    poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
  3. bombastic
    pompous of overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
  4. callow
    without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
  5. 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.
  6. epitome
    a summary condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
  7. exhort
    to urge strongly, advise earnestly
  8. ex officio
    by virtue of holding a certain office
  9. infringe
    to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
  10. ingratiate
    to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
  11. interloper
    one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder.
  12. intrinsic
    belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part.
  13. inveigh
    to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
  14. lassitude
    weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
  15. millennium (N)
    a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy.
  16. occult
    (ADJ) mysterious, magical, supernatural, secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means: (V) to hide, conceal, eclipse; (N) matters involving the supernatural.
  17. permeate
    to spread through, penetrate, soak through
  18. stringent
    strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
  19. surmise
    to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
  20. abominate
    to have an intense dislike or hatred for
  21. acculturation
    the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society
  22. adventitious
    resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential (medicine)
  23. ascribe
    to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
  24. circuitous
    (adj) roundabout, not direct
  25. commiserate
    (V) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling or distress

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