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scourge

  

      n  
1    a person who harasses, punishes, or causes destruction  
2    a means of inflicting punishment or suffering  
3    a whip used for inflicting punishment or torture  
      vb   tr  
4    to whip; flog  
5    to punish severely  
     (C13: from Anglo-French escorge, from Old French escorgier (unattested) to lash, from es- ex-1 + Latin corrigia whip)  
  scourger      n  
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scourge

  

      n  
1    affliction, bane, curse, infliction, misfortune, penalty, pest, plague, punishment, terror, torment, visitation  
2    cat, cat-o'-nine-tails, lash, strap, switch, thong, whip  
      vb  
3    beat, belt     (informal)   cane, castigate, chastise, discipline, flog, horsewhip, lash, lather     (informal)   leather, punish, take a strap to, tan (someone's) hide     (slang)   thrash, trounce, wallop     (informal)   whale, whip  
4    afflict, curse, excoriate, harass, plague, terrorize, torment  
  
Antonyms     
,       n  
1    benefit, blessing, boon, favour, gift, godsend  

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scourger, scrouge, scour, scourer

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