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Slice of persecution (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cut

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Here is my best explanation:

'slice' is the definition.
('cut' can be a synonym of 'slice')

'of persecution' is the subsidiary indication.
'of' indicates a hidden word.
'cut' can be found hidden inside 'persecution'.

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(Other definitions for cut that I've seen before include "Divide; intersect", "saving", "reduced", "drunk", "Shorten; remove", "reduction", "Sever, slice", "dropped", "Fail to attend" and "Trim; chop".)

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