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Word: holocaust

Definition: destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust


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::: ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
::: restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
::: sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
::: candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
::: pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
::: convene - come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council