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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.
Country by country, performer by performer, there are rich treasures to be discovered in Holy Terrors, though I was disappointed that Argentinian Griselda Gambaro was represented by only a brief one-act called Strip.
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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