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adj harmful, damaging

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verb detonate weapon

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verb ruin

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verb wear away; eat away

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verb hinder action, progress

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verb break by hitting or throwing violently

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verb break up

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verb erase

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verb die or kill

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verb deteriorate; wear away

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verb attack with nuclear weapons

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verb hurt someone badly

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