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Word: mayhem

Definition: injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim


More Vocab Words

::: palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
::: brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
::: impious - irreverent
::: opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
::: comestible - something fit to be eaten
::: cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret