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pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
deface - mar; disfigure
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
scurry - move hastily; hurry; move briskly
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor