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scourge


I - noun
1. a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor) (Freq. 1)
Syn:
flagellum
Derivationally related forms:
flagellate (for: flagellum)
Hypernyms:
whip
2. something causing misery or death
- the bane of my life
Syn:
bane, curse, nemesis
Hypernyms:
affliction
3. a person who inspires fear or dread
- he was the terror of the neighborhood
Syn:
terror, threat
Derivationally related forms:
terrorist (for: terror)
Hypernyms:
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

II - verb
1. punish severely;
excoriate
Derivationally related forms:
scourger
Hypernyms:
punish, penalize, penalise
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
2. whip
- The religious fanatics flagellated themselves
Syn:
flagellate
Derivationally related forms:
scourger, flagellum (for: flagellate), flagellation (for: flagellate), flagellant (for: flagellate)
Hypernyms:
flog, welt, whip, lather, lash,
slash, strap, trounce
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
3. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
- The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
Syn:
lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage
Derivationally related forms:
ravage (for: ravage), ravaging (for: ravage), desolation (for: desolate), devastation (for: devastate), waster (for: waste)
Hypernyms:
destroy, ruin
Hyponyms:
ruin
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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