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perimeter
the whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface or figure.
periphery
outside boundary.
periphrastic
expressed in a roundabout way.
peristalsis
wavelike contraction of the walls of the intestines which propels contents onward.
peristyle
(1) row of columns around a building or courtyard
(2) the space so enclosed
fratricide
act of killing (or killer of) one's brother.
genocide
deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group.
regicide
act of killing (or killer of) a king.
sororicide
act of killing (or killer of) one's sister.
astringent
substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of
constrict
draw together, bind
stricture
adverse criticism
stringent
strict (literally, "binding tight"); rigid; severe.
carnivorous
flesh-eating
devour
(1) to eat greedily or ravenously (2) seize upon and destroy
herbivorous
dependent on ("eating") plants as food.
omnivorous
(1) eating everything, both plant and animal substances (2) avidly taking in everything, as an omnivorous reader
voracious
(1) greedy in eating (2) insatiable, as a voracious appetite
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