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Both of my words today are from Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou.
"I believe that profanity directed at the victim of rape or equally lugubrious declarations of eternal love dribbled into the terrified victim's ear, have less to do with power than with sexual indulgence."
lugubrious - adj
: full of sadness or sorrow : very sad especially in an exaggerated or insincere way
"We must call the ravening act of rape, the bloody, heart-stopping, breath-snatching, bone-crushing act of violence , which it is."
: to prowl for food
: to devour greedily
Origin of RAVEN
Middle French- raviner to rush, take by force, from ravinerapine
First Known Use: 1530