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quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body