Vocab Unit 2

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Vocab Unit 2
2010-02-19 20:11:51
vocabulary unit 2

vocabulary workshop level f unit 2
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  1. ameliorate
    improve, make better, correct flaw or shortcomingamend, better worsen, aggravate, exacerbate
  2. aplomb
    poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendiculatorycomposure, self-possession, levelheadednessconfusion, embarassment, abashment
  3. bombastic
    pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideasinflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentiousunadorned, simple, plain, austere
  4. callow
    without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathersgreen, raw, unfledged, inexperienced mature, gorwn-up, polished, sophisticated
  5. drivel
    (n)saliva or mucous-mouth to nose; foolish, aimless talk/thinking (v) let saliva flow from mouth; utter nonsense or childish twaddle; waste or fritter away foolishly (n)balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, (v) slaver
  6. epitome
    summary, condensed account; instamce that represents a larger reality abstract, digest, model, archetype
  7. exhort
    to urge strongly; advise earnestly entreat, implore, adjure discourage, advise against, deprecate
  8. ex officio
    by virtue of holding a certain office
  9. infringe
    to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds encroach, impinge, intrude, poach stay in bounds
  10. ingratiate
    to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by ither (sometimes in a critical or derogatory sense) cozy up to, curry favor with alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself
  11. interloper
    one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, and intrudertrespasser, meddler, buttinsky
  12. intrinsic
    belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent, originating in a bodily organ or part immanent, organic extrinsic, external, outward
  13. inveigh
    to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval rail, harangus, fulminate, remonstrate acclaim, glorify, extol
  14. lassitude
    weariness og bodu or mind, lack of energy fatigue, lethargy, torpor, langour energy, vitality, animation, liveliness
  15. millennium
    a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy chilliad, golden age, prosperity, peacedoomsday, day of judgement
  16. occult
    (adj)mysterious,magical,supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means (v)to hide, conceal; eclipse (n) matters involving the supernaturalsupernatural, esoteric, abtruse, arcane mundane, comon, public, exoteric
  17. permeate
    to spread through, penetrate; soak through
  18. precipitate
    fall asmoisture, cause or bring about suddenly, hurl down from great height, gice distinct form to (adj) characterized by excessive haste (n) moisture, product of action or process (v)provoke, produce(adj) reckless, impetuous(adj)wary, cautious, circumspect
  19. stringent
    strict, servere, rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative lenient, mild, lax, permissive
  20. surmise
    to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess (n) likely idea that lacksdefinite proof(v)infer, gather (n)inference, presumption