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bane

[beyn] [beɪn]
noun
  • a source of persistent annoyance or exasperation
  • a cause of harm, ruin, or death
  • "Since it is an axiom and a truth I hold to be self-evident—that children are the bane of every civilized picnic—the children [may just have] some cold gruel and margarine."