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Adj causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.
Verb to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed: Arthritis had distorted his fingers.
Noun a building or other shelter, often of a stately or sumptuous character, enclosing the remains or relics of a saint or other holy person and forming an object of religious veneration and pilgrimage.
Noun a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder: Vikings made a foray on the port.
Verb to reach the highest point, summit, or highest development (usually followed by in ).
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