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epoch - period of time
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio