verminate


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verminate

(ˈvɜːmɪˌneɪt)
vb (intr)
(Biology) to breed vermin
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However, instead of being a savior bringing gifts or hope to mankind, God in this poem turns out to be a "tardy locust / To plunder and verminate man's pastures, entirely" and a "long betrayed monster" who "Shall gobble their gilded gondolas." Accordingly, the world becomes a "necromantic cauldron of crosses," symbolizing "a ruined Christianity" (Baker and Tabachnick 24).