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carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
beeline - direct quick route
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds