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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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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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