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Words related to overkill

the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required

any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal

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8) Two more pieces of negative evidence that Martin uses to claim sudden overkill are "the absence of cave paintings of extinct animals in the New World and the lack of ivory carvings such as those found in the mammoth hunter camps of the Don Basin.
Besides drawing lockup and overkill, ZWCAD+ 2012 SP1 has developed other useful express tools such as Scale List and Mvsetup to further increase its industrial applicability.
Country: SwedenSector: Computer SoftwareTarget: SLG Everscreen AB, Overkill SoftwareBuyer: Starbreeze ABType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Agreed
It could be professional envy speaking here, but it sure looks like, well, overkill.
Yes this was me, and I'd just played my first couple hours of House of the Dead: Overkill.
Graphically, Overkill is cracking and will provide some jump out of your seat moments, although the visual prowess does have a negative on the framerate when the action hots up.
But with Twenty20 they've got to find a way of not overkilling it - and overkill to me is day on, day off, day on, day off.
ASLAN IS HERE: ``The Chronicles of Narnia -- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Four-Disc Extended Edition'' may be a bit of overkill, but it is one of the best children's films to come along in years.
The Twelve Days Of Christmas: Unwrapping The Gifts" by Curtis Almquist, SSJE (the Superior at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts) invites the readers to avoid the holiday hype and commercial overkill of the season to reflect on the source of all the good gifts of life--love, forgiveness, joy, hope, peace, compassion, and sharing.
wheelbase makes this rear-drive two-seater more nimble, the E85-capable Caliber SRT-4 powertrain keeps it green, and the Viper-based front suspension and steering are probably overkill.
We lean toward overkill," he says, but adds that his products have to last.
Step 6 may seem like overkill, but this step helps minimize the risk of immediately recontaminating hands.
The Everglades holds over 2 million acres of countryside to enjoy, so even though other explorations by different authors have appeared, it's no overkill to add yet another.
If it requires both in-house maintenance and dealership maintenance to do this, then it cannot be considered overkill," Bashore says.
What if there was a technology that brought the benefits of RAID to secondary storage, but didn't have the power and cooling overkill of RAID?