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slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
execrable - very bad; detestable
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
willowy - flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion