1 : a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating especially : bubonic plague. 2 : something that is destructive or pernicious I’ll pour this pestilence into his ear— William Shakespeare.
How Do You Say pestilence in a sentence?
The pestilence was fearfully severe. A plague smote the city, and when it was removed to Ekron, pestilence followed in its wake. The nature of this pestilence has been a matter of much controversy, and some have doubted its being truly the plague.
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What does truculent mean in English?
Truculent derives from “truculentus,” a form of the Latin adjective trux, meaning “savage.” It has been used in English since the 16th century to describe people or things that are cruel and ferocious, such as tyrannical leaders or wars, and has also come to mean “deadly or destructive” (as in “a truculent disease”).
What does peril mean?
1 : exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost : danger fire put the city in peril. 2 : something that imperils or endangers : risk lessen the perils of the streets. peril. verb. per·il | \ ˈper-əl , ˈpe-rəl \
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