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::: genre - particular variety of art or literature
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
::: blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
::: disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: unaccountable - unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
::: methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
::: frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf