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contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence