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corrupt
Marked by immorality and perversion; depraved
abrupt
Unexpectedly sudden
erupt
To emerge violently from restraint or limits; explode
rupture
The process or instance of breaking open or bursting. The state of being broken open.
genocide
The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.
infanticide
The act of killing an infant.
patricide
The act of murdering one's father
suicide
The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself
astringent
Medicine. Tending to draw together or constrict tissues
constrict
To make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing
stricture
A restraint, limit, or restriction
stringent
Imposing rigorous standards of performance; severe
carnivorous
Flesh-eating or predatory
devour
To eat up greedily
omnivorous
Eating both animal and vegetable foods
voracious
Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
convivial
Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable
revive
To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate
vivid
Perceived as bright and distinct; brilliant
vivify
To give or bring life to; animate
vivisection
The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals, especially for the purpose of scientific research.
contortionist
One who contorts, especially an acrobat capable of twisting into extraordinary positions
extort
To obtain from another by coercion or intimidation.
retort
A closed laboratory vessel with an outlet tube, used for distillation, sublimation, or decomposition by heat; To present a counterargument to
torsion
The act of twisting or turning
tortuous
Not straightforward; circuitous; devious; Having or marked by repeated turns or bends
fractious
Inclined to make trouble; unruly. Having a peevish nature; cranky
infraction
The act or an instance of infringing; a violation
refract
To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction. To alter by viewing through a medium:
refractory
Obstinately resistant to authority or control. Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat