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carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
clique - small exclusive group of people
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)