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::: ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
::: abut - border upon; adjoin
::: carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
::: witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
::: rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
::: apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
::: unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses