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carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg