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abrupt
1. broken off; lacking in continuity; steep
2. sudden; quick and unexpected
corrupt
changed from good to bad; vicious
to corrupt
to change from good to bad; deabse; pervert; falsify
to disrupt
to break apart; to cause disorder
to erupt
to burst or break out
incorruptible
inflexibly honest; incapable of being corrupted or bribed
to interrupt
to break into or between; to hinder; to stop
rupture
1. breaking
2. hostility
bactericide
substance that kills bacteria
biocide
substance that destroys many different organisms
fratricide
act of killing one's brother
fungicide
substance that kills fungi
genocide
deliberate extermination
germicide
substance that kills germs
herbicide
substance that kills plants
homicide
killing on human by another
infanticide
act of killing an infant
insecticide
substane that kills insects
matricide
act of killing one's mother
patricide
act of killing one's father
pesticide
substance that kills rats, insects, bacteria, etc.
regicide
act of killing a king
sororicide
act of killing one's sister
suicide
act of killing one's self
tyrannicide
act of killing a tyrant
astringent (adj)
1. drawing tightly together
2. stern; austere
astringent (n)
substance that shrinks the tissues and checks the flow of blood
boa constrictor
snake that crushes its prey in its coils
to constrict
to draw together; render narrower; shrink
to restrict
keep within limits; confine
to restrict
keep within limits; confine
stricture
1. adverse criticism
2. restriction
stringent
strict; rigid; severe
unrestricted
1. not confined within bounds; free
2. open to all
carnivore
flesh-eating animal
carnivorous
flesh-eating
to devour
1. to eat greedily or ravenously
2. to seize upon and destroy
frugivorous
feeding on fruit
herbivore
plant-eating animal
herbivorous
dependent on plants as food
insectiverous
depedent on insects as food
omnivore
person or animal that eats everything
omnivorous
1. eating everything
2. avidly taking in everything
voracious
1. greedy in eating
2. insatiable
convivial
fond of eating and drinking with friends; sociable; jovial; hospitable
to revive
bring back to life; to restore
to survive
to outlive; to remain alive after
vivacious
lively in temper or conduct
vivacity
liveliness of spirit
vivid
1. having the vigor and spirit of life
2. sharp and clear; graphic
to vifify
to enliven; to make vivid
vivisection
operation on a living animal for scientific investigation