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predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
pinnace - small boat
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
annihilate - destroy
pillage - plunder
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort