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::: slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
::: clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
::: obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
::: presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
::: myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia