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carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
saunter - stroll(go for a leisurely walk) slowly; N.
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval