– tract: land to be isolated, titled, massaged, pulverized for maximal maximality.
– pert: momentary flush of hormonal zest in an otherwise untidy emotional jungle.
– hume: portly thinker whose popping off in 1776 coincided roughly with the industrial revolution; sceptical for good reason.
– pire: French for the worst.
– battle: proof of the efficacy of slaughter.
– bitter: after-taste of 2.5 centuries of kool-aid.
Originally appeared on my blog as Ex.ploit/Em.power