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rupture

break

genocide

extermination of a race or cultural group

matricide

killing of one's mother

patricide

killing of one's father

astringent

substance that shrinks tissue and checks the flow of blood by drawing together blood vessels

constrict

draw together

carnivorous

flesh-eating

omnivore

eats flesh and plants

voracious

greedy in eating

convivial

fond of eating and drinking with friends

vivisection

operation on a live animal for scientific research

distort

twist out of shape

tortuous

winding

evince

show clearly

vanquish

conquer in battle

refractory

hard to manage

omnibus

covering many things at once

omnipotent

unlimited in power

genuflect

bend the knee

pertinacious

holding firmly to a purpose or opinion

premonition

intuitive anticipation of a coming event

remand

back or recommit

credulous

easily deceived

fidelity

faithfulness to a trust or vow

perfidious

false to a trust

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