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terror

 [ter´or]
an attack of extreme fear or dread.
night t's (sleep t's) 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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Cuestionario de estrategias de acoso psicologico: el LIPT-60 (Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terrorization) en version espanola.
(2003): Cuestionario de estrategias de acoso psicologico: el LIPT-60 (Leyman Inventory of Psychological Terrorization) en version espanola.
(6) Faulkner shows, rather, that even if a germ of a progressive idea can find purchase in a mind given to accepting terrorization, there are few places to spread it.
However, on the political side, while greeting his point that the principal 'target audience' for any project of 'persuasion' will be elements within the existing Muslim communities, one might suggest that the new martyrdom operations also have a special, consciously envisaged target, without clear historical precedent, in the governments and publics of 'apostate' and 'infidel' states, these being candidates for terrorization. This may seem a very trite statement in the age of 'terror and the war on terror'.
October remained the horror show that early results painted it to be, with the terrorization of the classified real estate ad sector continuing, especially among those publishers who have papers in Florida and/or California.
He accuses God of causing "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions of people", by using floods and tornadoes in the suit.
Instead, it will persist in the belief, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that it can gain safety through the officially sanctioned assassination of potential opponents, the terrorization of Arab civilians, and the cluster bombing of neighbors rather than negotiation with them.
Prove it by using the US Air Force and the US Navy facilities to immediately evacuate all our people desperate to escape the terrorization of Lebanon.
If I want my children to be safe I should stop, since no one can protect us on a daily basis from abusive and illegal terrorization. But if I want my country to be ruled by law, we must all resist and denounce together these cheap methods that divide families and friends and encourage enmity at all...levels.
One might just as easily have studied the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China, the terrorization of the satellite states in Eastern Europe after the Second World War, and all the other aspects of Stalinist terror within Russia that went beyond the famine in the Ukraine.