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PHYLUM

major classification, second to kingdom, of plants and animals; category ranking below a kingdom and above a class; division

The meaning of the word phylum is major classification, second to kingdom, of plants and animals; category ranking below a kingdom and above a class; division.

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dramaprose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
inequityunfairness; ADJ. inequitable
revulsionsudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
kindlestart a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
estrangedseparated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
gradationseries of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
lodemetal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)
propagateincrease in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
perversepurposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
rivetingholding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing