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 for internecine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Internecine \In`ter*ne"cine\, a. [L. internecinus deadly,
     murderous, fr. internecare to kill, to slaughter; inter
     between + necare to kill; akin to Gr. ? dead. See
     Necromancy.]
     1. Involving, or accompanied by, mutual slaughter; mutually
        destructive.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Internecine quarrels, horrible tumults, stain the
              streets with blood.                   --Motley.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Of or pertaining to internal conflicts within a group; as,
        internecine quarrels.
  
     Syn: intramural.
          [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  internecine
      adj 1: (of conflict) within a group or organization; "an
             internecine feud among proxy holders"
      2: characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides;
         "internecine war"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "internecine":
     baneful, brutal, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic,
     catastrophic, consuming, consumptive, deadly, death-bringing,
     deathful, deathly, demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory,
     desolating, destroying, destructive, devastating, disastrous,
     doomful, fatal, fateful, feral, fratricidal, killing, lethal,
     malign, malignant, mortal, nihilist, nihilistic, pernicious,
     ravaging, ruining, ruinous, savage, self-destructive,
     subversionary, subversive, suicidal, vandalic, vandalish,
     vandalistic, virulent, wasteful, wasting, withering
  
  

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