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perimeter
the whole outer boundary or measurement of a suface or figure
periphrastic
discussed in a round about way
periphery
outside boundary
peristalsis
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
blood by drawing together blood vessels
constrict
draw together, bind
stricture
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