War and violence

sanguinary
(adj)
SANG-gwin-air-ee
Meaning

bloody

1st Sample Sentence

In a series of sanguinary battles, the king conquered large areas of territory from the four kingdoms bordering on his own.

Root

sanguis sanguinis (blood) (Latin)

Mnemonics

sanguinary rhymes with SANG (WITH)-ARMY. there were more BLOODSHED when ashok attacks along WITH (sang) his ARMY. root word: "sangui" means blood. so SANGUINARY means blood-thirsty

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