n 1: a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic
humor) [syn: flagellum
2: something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
3: a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of
the neighborhood" [syn: terror
v 1: punish severely
2: whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves" [syn: