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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
fratricide
act of killing one's brother
genocide
deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group
regicide
act of killing a king
sororicide
act of killing one's sister
astringent
substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood by drawing together blood vessels
constrict
draw together; bind
stricture
adverse criticism
stringent
strict
carnivorous
flesh-eating
devour
1) to eat greedily
2) to seize upon and destroy
herbivorous
dependent on "eating" plants as food
omnivorous
eating everything (plant and animal)
voracious
1) greedily eating
2) insatiable, as a voracious appetite
peristyle
1) rows or columns around a building or courtyard
2) the space so enclosed