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slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
vicar - parish priest; representative
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale