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Word: ransack

Definition: search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.


Sentences Containing 'ransack'

The case concerned socialist journalist Robert Samuel Ross, who had published a satirical piece in which Bolsheviks ransack heaven.

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::: volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
::: tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
::: superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
::: invective - abuse
::: exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
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