1. A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor) (synset 104157033)
  2. Something causing misery or death (synset 114468692)
    "the bane of my life"
  3. A person who inspires fear or dread (synset 110722264)
    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
  1. Punish severely;
    Excoriate (synset 202506424)
  2. Whip (synset 201401097)
    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
  3. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly (synset 200389306)
    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

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