Infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion.
Something, such as punishment, that is inflicted.
A condition of pain, suffering, or distress:
A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
A sudden large profit:
The unlawful and malicious or premeditated killing of one human being by another; also, any killing done while committing some other felony, as rape or robbery
The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
An expelling, or forcing out, or the condition of being expelled
One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
An act or instance of annoying somebody.
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