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Noun
Any contagious disease that spreads rapidly and kills many people
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“The number of cases is fast rising, and if this continues, the disease could become the plague it once was.”
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An unusually large number of insects or animals infesting a place and causing damage
“He ordered four men to stay behind at the base camp at Cooper's Creek to guard a stock of provisions against a plague of rats.”
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A thing causing trouble or irritation
“But the eviction is just the first step towards rebuilding community spirit, which has been ruined by a plague of anti-social behavior.”
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A person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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A large number of similar things coming in quick succession
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A person or thing that brings bad luck
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Noxious or annoying small animals or insects
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A thing that causes disgust or loathing
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Detested person
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Any microorganism, but especially a harmful bacterium
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To annoy or bother repeatedly or greatly
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“Almost from the first, he had begun to plague her with his attentions.”
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To cause continual anguish or distress to
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“This was another interesting aspect to Washington, as financial troubles would plague him his entire life.”
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To be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
“The idea that ancient aliens built the great pyramids would plague Giorgio for years to come.”
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To continually intimidate someone, such as with threats
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“Heyling harvests the old man's outstanding bills and has his attorney plague him with threats of arrest and imprisonment.”
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To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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To taint or afflict with something undesirable
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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To be totally absorbed or engrossed by something
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To persuade someone to do something
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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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To follow or chase after
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