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incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
interjection - exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
distend - expand; swell out
bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash