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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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53) Johnstone, "War on Terrorism" 61; Lincoln, Holy Terrors 21; Griffith, War on Terrorism 81.
Of the 15 theater artists represented in Holy Terrors, six are Mexican (comprising roughly a third of the book), two Argentinian, and two Puerto Rican.
AT AN AGE when church becomes boring and starts losing priority over hockey practice or sleeping in, the youth group at Ottawa's Christ Church, aka the Holy Terrors, has been defying the trends and growing both in number and in popularity.
Their blood-curdling images of life at home with the Devil have been slammed by other religious groups as the ultimate holy terrors.

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