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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #127478: Vocabulary: violence
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    Vocabulary: violence

    There are some themes of vocabulary that we'd rather not have to use...



    Unfortunately, you'll notice that these types of words are very varied and include many, many expressions...

    Therefore, you'll have to summon your patience and  your courage. 




                      A strike;

            To strike, I struck, struck.                                            A riot/ rioters


     A fight/ to fight, I fought, fought. 

     To hit sb with sth/ To strike sb with sth  

     To batter sb (to death) 
     To hit back 
     A thug/ a hooligan
     A riot/ a rioter 
     To run amok/ to run riot                                                                                    
     To stab

     To knife sb 

     To knock sb out/ To knock sb unconscious 

     A cosh/ to cosh sb
     To strangle sb 

     To knock sb about/ To manhandle sb 

     To ill-treat sb/ ill-treatment  




    - A stone struck him in the face

    - A stab wound

    - A flick knife (BE)/ a switchblade (AE)

    - The escalation of violence


                  A flick knife                                                                      To strangle


     Violent/ violently  
     Ferocious/ ferocity                                                                                             
     Brutal/ brutality 
     Barbaric/ barbarious   
     An atrocity 
     A massacre/ a slaughter  
     Cruel to sb/ cruelty  
     Sadism/ sadistic/ a sadist      



    Domestic violence: to batter                                      Ferocious...


    - A form of torture

    - To force somebody to do something

     To persecute somebody                                                                             
     To torment somebody 
     Torture/ to torture somebody/ a torturer 
     To oppress somebody/ oppression/ an oppressor       


    Yuk !   Horrible words... Still it's better to know them, if we want to eradicate, or at least reduce, the actions they describe...

    Go for the test ! 


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    A. In this detective story, an old woman was found death; It was a terrible end: she was with a hammer.

    B. At the end of the third round, the boxer was and the fight was stopped.

    'If you go on spying on me as you do and gossipping to my parents, I’ll you!'

    D. I can’t stand the people who are animals and don’t think they're breaking the law.

    E. To me, the death penalty is nothing but a punishment which should be abolished all over the world.

    F. You didn’t accept the difficult position he's taken. He chose it willingly!

    G. This population has always refused to be invaders. They have preserved their dignity.

    H. The mugger his victim in broad daylight and was arrested immediately.

    I. In Western Europe, the of animals is punished by the law.




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