There are 2 definitions of Moloch in English:

Moloch

Syllabification: Mo·loch
Pronunciation: /ˈmälək, ˈmōˌläk
 
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  • 1A Canaanite idol to whom children were sacrificed.
  • 1.1 (as noun a Moloch) A tyrannical object of sacrifices.
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    • The spelling reform is a Moloch in the days of empty coffers, which will cost everyone a huge amount.
    • There is no excuse for any parent who would knowingly sacrifice his son or daughter to the fires of this Moloch, no excuse for wittingly allowing a child to remain within the system for one day longer than necessary!

Origin

via late Latin from Greek Molokh, from Hebrew mōleḵ.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of Moloch in English:

moloch

Syllabification: mo·loch
Pronunciation: /ˈmälək, ˈmōˌläk
 
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noun

  • A harmless spiny lizard of grotesque appearance that feeds chiefly on ants and is found in arid inland Australia.
    • Moloch horridus, family Agamidae

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody