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terror

noun [C/U]  /ˈter·ər/ us  
extreme fear, or violent action that causes fear: [U] She was screaming in terror as the flames got closer. [C] You can’t hide from the terrors of the world. A terror is also a child who behaves badly and is difficult to control: [C] My brother is a little terror.
terrorize
verb [T]  /ˈter·əˌrɑɪz/ us  
Wild dogs terrorized the neighborhood.
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