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terror

 [ter´or]
an attack of extreme fear or dread.
night t's (sleep t's) pavor nocturnus.

terror

/ter·ror/ (ter´er) intense fright.
night terrors  pavor nocturnus.

terror

(tĕr′ər)
n.
1. Intense, overpowering fear.
2. Violence committed or threatened by a group, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals.

terror

[L. terrere, to frighten]
Great fear.
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The fun of Christmas and New Year is over, and if you've got a houseful of holy terrors, you're probably tearing out you hair by now.
controversial comic Freddie can't wait to return for more fun in Ireland; Holy terrors.
9) Lincoln, Holy Terrors 73; McTernan, Violence in God's Name xii-xiii, 20-43; Ignatieff, Lesser Evil 124-26.

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