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Vocabulary Level F Unit 2 Part B. interloper intrinsic inveigh lassitude millennium occult permeate precipitate stringent surmise . Interloper. (n.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder Synonyms: trespasser, meddler, buttinsky.

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interloper intrinsic

inveigh lassitude

millennium occult

permeate precipitate

stringent surmise

interloper
Interloper
  • (n.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
  • Synonyms: trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
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The crowd was so eager to see the band perform that they resented the opening singer as aninterloper.
intrinsic
Intrinsic
  • (adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
  • Synonyms: organic
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It had been my father’s favorite book when he was my age, but for me it held little intrinsic interest.
inveigh
Inveigh
  • (v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
  • Synonyms: rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate
lassitude
Lassitude
  • (n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
  • Synonyms: fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor
millennium
Millennium
  • (n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
  • Synonyms: chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace
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In 1999 an argument raged over whether 2000 or 2001would mark the beginning of the new millennium.
occult
Occult
  • (adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; no detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural
  • Synonyms: supernatural, esoteric, abstruse, arcane
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One need not rely on occultknowledge to grasp why things disappear in a house where two cats live.
  • Much of his talk about the occultseems grounded in nothing but trick photography and folklore.
permeate
Permeate
  • (v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
precipitate
Precipitate
  • (v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process
  • Synonyms: provoke, produce, reckless, impetuous
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Scholars often disagree over which event or eventsprecipitatean historic moment.
  • I admit that my outburst was precipitate.
  • Too many eggs in this particular pudding will leave a messy precipitate in the baking pan.
stringent
Stringent
  • (adj.) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
  • Synonyms: stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative
surmise
Surmise
  • (v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof
  • Synonyms: infer, gather, inference, presumption
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I cannot be sure, but I surmisethat she would not accept my apology even if I made it on my knees
  • The police had no proof, nothing to go on but a suspicion, a mere surmise.
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