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Noun
A cause of great distress or misfortune
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“This scourge can be countered only if terror has no hiding place.”
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A whip used as an instrument of punishment
“Begone, or shall I be required to chastise you with the whip and the scourge once more?”
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One who inflicts punishment vengefully
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Someone who oppresses another or others
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(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
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A person or thing that kills
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A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time
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The punishment of being whipped
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An unstable time or period, usually marked by intense difficulty or danger
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To lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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“He continued to scourge me even after I had collapsed onto the pier.”
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Cause great suffering to
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“He was largely responsible for the purging of the Moscow region and in 1938 and was transferred to the Ukraine to scourge the party there.”
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To criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
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Inflict severe pain on
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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Cause severe and extensive damage to
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To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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