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slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
ebullient - showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
resurrect - revive
portly - stout; corpulent
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives