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plague
n. an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
plague, infestation
n. a swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"
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chivvy, chivy, beset, harass, provoke, harry, plague, hassle, molest, chevy
v. annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
plague, blight
v. cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
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irruption, eruption, outbreak
n. a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
epidemic
n. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
pandemic
n. an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
disease
n. an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
contagious disease, contagion
n. any disease easily transmitted by contact
infection
n. (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
ill, complaint, ailment
n. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
blight
n. any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
nemesis, bane, affliction, curse, scourge
n. something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
valetudinarianism, frailness, feebleness, debility, frailty, infirmity
n. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
excruciate, torment, torture
v. subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
heckle
v. challenge aggressively
ruin, destroy
v. destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
trouble, upset, disturb
v. move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
gall, irk
v. irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit"
vex
v. subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"
sorrow, grieve
v. feel grief
aggrieve, grieve
v. cause to feel sorrow; "his behavior grieves his mother"
afflict
v. cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"
distress
v. cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
excruciate, rack, torture, torment
v. torment emotionally or mentally
frustrate, dun, crucify, bedevil, rag, torment
v. treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
beleaguer, bug, pester, badger, tease
v. annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate
v. exasperate or irritate
hunt
v. search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
demolish, smash, crush
v. humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
inconvenience oneself, trouble oneself, bother, trouble
v. take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
bother
v. make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
ill-treat, ill-use, step, abuse, maltreat, mistreat
v. treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
molest
v. harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
victimise, victimize
v. make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
oppress, persecute
v. cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
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plague
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