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amplify

to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend

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armistice

a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce

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arrogant

making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud

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bland

pleasantly gentle or agreeable

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Disclaim

to deny or repudiate interest in or connection with; disavow; disown

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Epoch

a particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events, etc.

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estrange

to turn away in feeling or affection; make unfriendly or hostile; alienate the affections of

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gratify

to give pleasure to (a person or persons) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings

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Infinite

immeasurably great

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irascible

easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.

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kindred

a group of persons related to another; family, tribe, or race.

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Naive

having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous.

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niche

an ornamental recess in a wall or the like, usually semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue or other decorative object.

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obliterate

to remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely.

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ramshackle

loosely made or held together; rickety; shaky: a ramshackle house.

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ransack

to search thoroughly or vigorously through (a house, receptacle, etc.): They ransacked the house for the missing letter.

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rote

routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure: the rote of daily living.

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solvent

able to pay all just debts.

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tedious

marked by tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a tedious journey.

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vendor

a person or agency that sells.
vending machine.