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carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
prefatory - introductory; of a preface
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer