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Violent ActPlay
Massacre involves violence, often implying it was one-sided and unexpected. SlideThe villagers were sleeping when the massacre occurred.
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Historical UsagePlay
Historically, 'massacre' references large-scale killings, like in wars or genocide. SlideThe history books recount the massacre during the uprising.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Massacre has a negative connotation, suggesting unjust or cruel killings. SlideThe news spoke of a massacre in the conflict zone.