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Vocabulary Level F Unit 2 Part A. Unit 2-A. ameliorate epitome aplomb exhort bombastic ex officio callow infringe drivel ingratiate. ameliorate. To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming Syn: amend, better. ameliorate.

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Vocabulary level f unit 2 part a

Vocabulary Level FUnit 2Part A


Unit 2 a
Unit 2-A

ameliorate epitome

aplomb exhort

bombastic ex officio

callow infringe

drivel ingratiate


Ameliorate
ameliorate

  • To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

  • Syn: amend, better


Ameliorate1
ameliorate

  • A hot meal can ameliorate the discomforts of even the coldest day.


Aplomb
aplomb

  • Poise, assurance, great self-confidence

  • Syn: composure, levelheadedness


Aplomb1
aplomb

  • Considering the

  • family’s tense

  • mood, you

  • handled the

  • situation with

  • aplomb.


Bombastic
bombastic

  • Pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

  • Syn: inflated, pretentious


Bombastic1
Bombastic

  • He delivered a bombastic speech that did not even address the problem.


Callow
Callow

  • Without experience; immature, not fully developed

  • Syn: green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced


Callow1
callow

  • They entered the army as callow recruits and left as seasoned veterans.


Drivel
Drivel

  • Saliva or mucas flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense

  • Syn: balderdash, hogwash


Drivel1
Drivel

  • To me, my dream of becoming an astronaut made perfect sense, but when I told it to my friend, it sounded like drivel.


Epitome
Epitome

  • A summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

  • Syn: model, archetype


Epitome1
Epitome

  • Admitting when you have been fairly defeated is the epitome of sportsmanship.

  • Oprah is the

    epitome of a TV

    star.


Exhort
Exhort

  • To urge strongly, advise earnestly

  • Syn: entreat, implore


Exhort1
exhort

  • With dramatic gestures, our captain vigorously exhorted the team to play harder.


Ex officio
Ex officio

  • By virtue of holding a certain office


Ex officio1
Ex officio

  • The President is the ex officio commander in chief of the armed forces in time of war.

  • The President of the

    college is an ex officio

    member of the Board

    of Trustees.


Infringe
Infringe

  • To violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

  • Syn: encroach, intrude


Infringe1
Infringe

  • If you continue to infringe on my responsibilities, will you also take the blame for any mistakes?

  • Many feel surveillance

  • Cameras infringe on

  • People’s rights.


Ingratiate
Ingratiate

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

  • Syn: cozy up to, curry favor with


Ingratiate1
Ingratiate

It is not a good idea to ingratiate oneself by paying insincere compliments.


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