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pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
abhor - detest; hate
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger