(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. poison, venom; curse, mischief; thorn in the side; bale, scourge, nuisance, pest; harm, injury, destruction; trouble. See evil, badness.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
harm, destruction.
A wolfpack is the bane of the deer yard.
SYN.: death, ruin, evil, downfall, scourge, plague, destruction, curse, undoing, poison.
ANT.: blessing, good
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed: destruction, devastation, havoc, ruin, ruination, undoing, wrack1, wreck, wreckage. See HELP, LEFTOVER. 2. Anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal: canker, contagion, poison, toxin, venom, virus. See HELP. 3. Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes: destroyer, destruction, downfall, ruin, ruination, undoing, wrecker. See HELP. 4. A cause of suffering or harm: affliction, curse, evil, ill, plague, scourge, woe. See HELP.

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