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mayhem

noun

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actions that hurt people and destroy things; a scene or situation that involves a lot of violence
  • Movies seem to be filled with murder and mayhem these days.
  • a criminal who escaped from prison and caused mayhem

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The first known use of mayhem was in the 15th century

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“Mayhem.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mayhem. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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