20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level C Unit 14

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amplify
to make stronger, larger, greater, louder, or the like
armistice
a temporary peace, halt in fighting
arrogant
haughty, too convinced of one's own importance
bland
gentle, soothing, mild; lacking interest or taste
disclaim
to deny interest in or connection with; to give up all claim to
epoch
a distinct period of time, era, age
estrange
to drift apart or become unfriendly; to cause such a separation; to remove or keep at a distance
gratify
to please, satisfy; to indulge or humor
infinite
exceedingly great, inexhaustible, without limit, endless; an incalculable number, the concept of infinity; a name for god
irascible
easily made angry, hot-tempered
kindred
a person's relatives; a family relationship; related by blood; like, similar
naive
innocent, unsophisticated, showing lack of worldly knowledge and experience
niche
a decorative recess in a wall; a suitable place or position for a person or thing
obliterate
to blot out completly , destroy utterly
ramshackle
appearing ready to collapse, loose and shaky
ransack
to search or examine thoroughly; to rob, plunder
rote
unthinking routine or repetition, a fixed or mechanical way of doing something; based on a mechanical routine
solvent
able to meet financial obligations; having the power to dissolve other substances; a liquid used to dissolve other substances; something that solves, explains, eliminates, or softens
tedious
long and tiresome
vendor
a person who sells something

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