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rupt
break/ burst
1. broken off; lacking in continuity; steep.
2. sudden; quick and unexpected
abrupt
changed from good to bad;vicious
corrupt
change from good to bad; debase;pervert; falsify
corrupt
break apart; cause disorder
disrupt
burst or break out
erupt
inflexibly honest; incapable of being corrupted or bribed
incorruptible
break into or between; hinder;stop
interrupt
1. break; breaking
2. hostility
rupture
substance that kills bacteria
bactericide
cide
killing; killer
substance that destroys living microorganisms
biocide
act of killing one's brother
fratricide
substance that kills fungi or inhabits their growth
fungicide
deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group
genocide
substance that kilss germs
germicide
substance that kills plants
herbicide
killing of one human by another
homicide
act of killing an infant
infanticide
substance that kills insect
insecticide
act of killing one's mother
matricide
act of killing one's father
patricide
substance that kills rats, insects, bacteria, etc
pesticide
act of killing a king
regicide
act of killing one's sister
sororicide
act of killing one's self
suicide
act of killing a tyrant
tyrannicide
string (strict)
bind, draw tight
1. drawing (the tissues) tightly together
2.stern; austere
astringent
substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood by drawing together blood vessels
astringent
snake that "constricts" or crushes its prey in its coil
boa constrictor
draw together; render narrower; shrink
constrict
keep within limits (literally, "keep back"
restrict
adverse criticism (literally, "tightening"; censure
stricture
strict(literally; binding tight", rigid; severe
stringent
1. not confined withing bounds; free
2.open to all
unrestricted
flesh-eating animal
carnivore
flesh-eating
carnivorous
1.eat greedily or ravenously
2.seize upon and destroy
devour
feeding on fruit
frugivorous
plant-eating animal
herbivore
dependent on plants as food
herbivorous
dependent on insects as food
insectivorous
person or animal that eats everything
omnivore
1.eating everything, both plant and animal substances
2.avidly taking in everything, as an omnivorous reader
omnivorous
1. greedy in eating
2. insatiable
voracious
viv
live, alive
vor
eat greedily
fond of eating and drinking with friends; jovial; hospitable
convivial
bring back to life; restore
revive
outlive; remain alive after
survive
lively in temper or conduct
vivacious
liveliness in spirit
vivacity
1. (used in things) having the vigor and spirit of life
2. sharp and clear; graphic
vivid
operation on a living animal for scientific investigation
vivisection
tort(tors)
twist
person who can twist his or her body into odd postures
contortionist
1.twist our of shape; contort
2.twist out of teh true menaing; misrepresent;pervert;falsify
distort
wrest from a person by force
extort
reply quickly or sharply
retort
quick, witty, or cutting reply
retort
act of twisting; twisting of a body by two opposing forces
torsion
1.full of twists or curves; winding
2.tricky, crooked
tortuous
1. wrench;twist
2. inflict severe pain upon
torture
anguish of body or mind; agony
torture
prove guilty; show conclusively to be guilty
convict
person serving a prison sentence
convict
1. state of having been judged guilty of an offense
2. strong belief
conviction
persuade or show conclusively by argument or prove
convince
1. expel by legal process
2. oust
evict
show clearly; disclose
evince
incapable of being conquered
invincible
vict(vinc)
conquer, show conclusively
overcome in battle; conquer
vanquish
winner conquerer
victor