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carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
clavicle - collarbone
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
distend - expand; swell out
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
entreat - plead; ask earnestly