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slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
avarice - greediness for wealth
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth