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adjective     vicious pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    extremely violent

    a vicious attack/assault

    a vicious act of violence

    a vicious thug/killer

    a vicious animal

    He had a cruel and vicious streak.

  2. 2
    extremely unkind or unpleasant

    It was only a vicious rumor.

    He had a vicious temper.

    Her tone was vicious.

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noun [uncountable]

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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