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predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
ejaculation - exclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears