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jackal vs. hyena

[ jak-uhl, -awl ]
  1. any of several nocturnal wild dogs of the genus Canis, especially C. aureus, of Asia and Africa, that scavenge or hunt in packs.
  2. a person who performs dishonest or base deeds as the follower or accomplice of another.
  3. a person who performs menial or degrading tasks for another.
[ hahy-ee-nuh ]
  1. a doglike carnivore of the family Hyaenidae, of Africa, southwestern Asia, and south central Asia, having a coarse coat, a sloping back, and large teeth and feeding chiefly on carrion, often in packs.

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