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affliction, anguish, distress, misery, pain, pangs, suffering, throes, torment, torture, woe  
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Agony is great physical or mental pain.      n-uncount   also N in pl   (=torment)  
She called out in agony...     

agony aunt        ( agony aunts    plural  ) An agony aunt is a person who writes a column in a newspaper or magazine in which they reply to readers who have written to them for advice on their personal problems.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=advice columnist)  
in AM, use advice columnist     
agony column        ( agony columns    plural  ) In a British newspaper or magazine, the agony column contains letters from readers about their personal problems, and advice on what to do about them.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=advice column)  
in AM, use advice column     

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