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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 14

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level C Unit 14
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amplify
to make stronger, larger, greater, louder, or the like (v.)
armistice
a temporary peace, halt in fighting (n.)
arrogant
haughty, too convinced of one's own importance (adj.)
bland
gentle, soothing, mild; lacking interest or taste (adj.)
disclaim
to deny interest in or connection with; to give up all claim to (v.)
epoch
a distinct period of time, era, age (n.)
estrange
to drift apart or become unfriendly; to cause such a separation; to remove or keep at a distance (v.)
gratify
to please, satisfy; to indulge or humor (v.)
infinite
exceedingly great, inexhaustible, without limit, endless; (n., preceded by the) an incalculable number, the concept of infinity; (cap. I) a name for God (adj.)
irascible
easily made angry, hot-tempered (adj.)
kindred
a person's relatives; a family relationship (n.); related by blood; like, similar (adj.)
naive
innocent, unsophisticated, showing lack of worldly knowledge and experience (adj.)
niche
a decorative recess in a wall; a suitable place or position for a person or thing (n.)
obliterate
to blot out completely, destroy utterly (v.)
ramshackle
appearing ready to collapse, loose and shaky (adj.)
ransack
to search or examine thoroughly; to rob, plunder (v.)
rote
unthinking routine or repetition, a fixed or mechanical way of doing something (n.); based on a mechanical routine (adj.)
solvent
able to meet one's financial obligations; having the power to dissolve other substances (adj.); a liquid used to dissolve other substances; something that solves, explains, eliminates, or softens (n.)
tedious
long and tiresome (adj.)
vendor
a person who sells something (n.)