Unit 2 English Vocab

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  1. Ameliorate
    • Verb
    • to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
  2. Aplomb
    • Noun
    • assurance; great self-confiedence; perpendicularly, poise
  3. Bombastic
    • Adj.
    • pompous & overblown in language; ful of high-sounding words intending to conceal a lack of ideas
  4. Callow
    • Adj.
    • w/o experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication & poise; w/o feathers
  5. Drivel
    • Noun
    • saliva or mucus flowing from mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking
    • -can be the act of saliva or mucus flowing from nose or act or aimless talking
  6. Epitome
    • Noun
    • a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
  7. Exhort
    • Verb
    • to urge strongly, advise earnestly
  8. Ex Officio
    • Adj, Adv.
    • by virtue of holding a certain office
    • (usually used politically)
  9. Infringe
    • Verb
    • to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
  10. Ingratiate
    • Verb
    • to make oneself agreeable & thus gain favor or acceptance by others; kissing up
    • (negative connotation)
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Unit 2 English Vocab
Unit 2 English Vocab
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