Vocab 10

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Carnage - n.

Definition - Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre. Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.

Etymology - French, from Old French, from Old Italian carnaggio, from Medieval Latin carn ticum, meat, from Latin car , carn-, flesh. See sker-1 in Indo-European Roots.

Sentence - The war was a big carnage, there were dead bodies everywhere.

Incarnation "" n Definition - The act of incarnating. The condition of being incarnated. Incarnation Christianity. The doctrine that the Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and that Jesus is true God and true man. A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being. One who is believed to personify a given abstract quality or idea. A period of time passed in a given bodily form or condition: hopes for a better life in another incarnation.

Etymology "" Sentence - The incarnation of food was toasted.

Alleviate - tr.v.

Definition - To make (pain, for example) more bearable: a drug that alleviates cold symptoms.

Etymology - Middle English alleviaten, from Late Latin allevi re, allevi t-, to lighten : Latin ad-, ad- + levis, light; see legwh- in Indo-European Roots.

Sentnece - I was alleviated off the ground.

Levity - n. pl.

Definition - Lightness of manner or speech, especially when inappropriate; frivolity. Inconstancy; changeableness. The state or quality of being light; buoyancy.

Etymology - Latin levit s, from levis, light. See legwh- in Indo-European Roots.

Sentence - The levity of the raft was very light.