Honors English 2 Unit 2

Lassitude

Fatigue; Lethargy; Torpor; Languor

Surmise

An inference; Presumption; To infer; Gather

Precipitate

Reckless; Impetuous; To provoke; Produce

Stringment

Stern; Rigorous; Tough; Urgent; Imperative

Millennium

A chiliad; A 'Golden Age'

Exhort

To urge; entreat; implore; adjure

Occult

Supernatural; esoteric; abstruse; Concealed

Callow

immature; inexperienced; green; raw

Permeate

to pervade; suffuse; saturate

inveigh

to rail; harangue; fulminate; remonstrate

infringe

to encroach; impinge; intrude; poach

drivel

twaddle; tommyrot; balderdash; hogwash; slaver

Bombastic

inflated; pompous; highfalutin; high-flown

interloper

an intruder; meddler; buttinsky

ex officio

by virtue of ones job

ingratiate

to cozy up to; curry favor with

ameliorate

to better; improve; amend

intrinsic

essential; inherent; immanent; organic

aplomb

poise; assurance; confidence; composure