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varmint vs. vermin

[ vahr-muhnt ]
  1. Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S.
    1. vermin.
    2. an objectionable or undesirable animal, usually predatory, as a coyote or bobcat.
  2. a despicable, obnoxious, or annoying person.
[ vur-min ]
  1. noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals collectively, especially those of small size that appear commonly and are difficult to control, as flies, lice, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, and rats.
  2. an objectionable or obnoxious person, or such persons collectively.
  3. animals that prey upon game, as coyotes or weasels.

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