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pestilence

pes·ti·lence

pestilence

 
pronunciation:
pe st lns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an epidemic, usu. deadly, disease; plague.
This terrible pestilence was responsible for the deaths of millions of people.
similar words:
pest, plague
definition 2: something evil or pernicious in effect.
similar words:
enemy, evil, malady, plague, poison, scourge