WordMeaningSynonyms
Lacerate1. To tear roughly; mangle: The barbed wire lacerated his hands.

2. To distress or torture mentally or emotionally; wound deeply; pain greatly: His bitter criticism lacerated my heart.

Tear, snap, rupture, bust

Wound, spite, offend, injure, hurt, bruise, rend, torment

Ravage1. Make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

2. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

Depredate, lay waste/to, desolate, scourge, Harry (Annoy continually or chronically), Forage (to wander or go in search of provisions.)
Decimate1. Kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

2. To destroy a great number or proportion of: The population was decimated by a plague.

Wipe out, stamp out, annihilate, eradicate, obliterate
Subvert1. To overthrow (something established or existing).

2. To cause the downfall, ruin, or destruction of.

3. To undermine the principles of; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Undermine, sabotage, overturn, disrupt, bring down, Counteract, Countermine

Debase, debauch, deprave

Extort1. To wrest or wring (money, information, etc.) from a person by violence, intimidation, or abuse of authority; obtain by force, torture, threat, or the like.

2. To compel (something) of a person or thing: Her wit and intelligence extorted their admiration.

Extract, Elicit, Wring, Wring from,  Squeeze,  Educe (to infer or deduce)
SabotageDestroy property or hinder normal operations (can be used as a noun also)Undermine, weaken, subvert, counteract, countermine, disrupt
JeopardizePose a threat to; present a danger toEndanger, peril, menace, threaten, put at risk, lay on the line, imperil
DecapitateCut the head ofBehead, guillotine, decollate

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