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maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
cloister - monastery or convent
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.