scourge


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a cause of suffering or harm

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a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

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something causing misery or death

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a person who inspires fear or dread

punish severely

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

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All this might not eradicate the scourge but it would certainly limit it.
A police source said: "The Menzies clan are a scourge and somehow he has managed to avoid being sent to jail for dealing drugs until now.
He stressed the need to develop counter-terrorism strategies and address factors that feed this scourge.
In his message on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, which is observed every year on March 24, Mukherjee said: "On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, I urge all Indians to work unitedly to bring an end to the scourge of Tuberculosis within our country.
I'VE been called many things in my time, but now we can add a new one - the scourge of the bookmakers
He added: "It is my hope that the Church's efforts to confront this reality will help the broader community recognise the causes and devastating consequences of sexual abuse, and to respond effectively to this scourge which affects every level of society.
Summary: Bribery is a modern day scourge on international trade.
Mr Jones said: "Uninsured drivers are the scourge of our roads and quite often those without insurance will also commit other offences, such as failing to tax their car.
NEW waste disposal rules will do little to stop the scourge of fly-tipping, according to NFU Cymru.
Although there are some amateurish features to your conduct which led to you being apprehended, nevertheless you are a scourge to householders and burglary is a very serious matter which causes great distress.
The scourge of HIV/AIDS, which continues to affect the African-American community disproportionately, highlights the importance of a comprehensive strategy to address the U.
Lord Russell of Liverpool, lawyer, soldier and author of the anti-Nazi book, "The scourge of the Swastika" has died two days before his S6th birthday.
Charlie has been taken over by a powerful demon called the Scourge who wants to lure Charlie to Hell to provide blood for the dragon that created the universe.
Scourge of the Seas: Buccaneers, Pirates and Privateers examines the myths and realities of pirate life, examining the stories of adventure on the seas, the biographies of practicing pirates throughout history, and considering pirate ships and vivid battles alike.
Nominees Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou of "Blood Diamond" made their accessories statement with red teardrop pins from Amnesty International meant to draw attention to the scourge of conflict diamonds.