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Noun
A person who kills or causes the death of another
“German police are hunting a killer responsible for the death of 15 flamingos at Frankfurt Zoo.”
Noun
A disease or illness that kills
“The information we have is usually that malaria is the number one killer in this country.”
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A difficult or tedious undertaking
“We had to drag the 18-foot, heavily-loaded boats across about 50 yards of sand. The task was a killer!”
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A diacritical mark used in Indic scripts to suppress an inherent vowel
“The killer, or virama, participates in some common constructions that would be clumsy to handle the way they would be in the other Indic scripts.”
Noun
Someone with intimidating mannerisms, typically violent and rough
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Something that is a very superior example of its kind, thing or class
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A substance or agent that can cause cancer
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A man, especially wealthy one, who devotes himself to a life of leisure and pleasure, often sexual, without commitments or responsibilities
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A person who has been tried and convicted of a felony
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A person or thing that causes destruction
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An animal or person that stalks and kills others, typically also feeding on them
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Something said to cause amusement or laughter
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A person or animal that attacks someone or something
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Causing, or resulting in, death
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“The shutting down of the company was potentially a killer blow to a career that was really just starting.”
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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“Everybody thought that the exam was killer, but most ended up with scores similar to their practice average.”
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Without pity or compassion
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Ambitious or difficult to achieve
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Describing someone who is highly useful or skilled at a particular task
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