|Lacerate||1. 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
|Ravage||1. 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.)|
|Decimate||1. 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|
|Subvert||1. 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
|Extort||1. 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)|
|Sabotage||Destroy property or hinder normal operations (can be used as a noun also)||Undermine, weaken, subvert, counteract, countermine, disrupt|
|Jeopardize||Pose a threat to; present a danger to||Endanger, peril, menace, threaten, put at risk, lay on the line, imperil|
|Decapitate||Cut the head of||Behead, guillotine, decollate|