Saturday, April 10, 2010

affliction

affliction [ uh'-FLIK-shuh'n ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a condition or the cause of pain and suffering
2. grief or distress
3. a state of physical or mental distress
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Most of the villagers believed that their afflictions were the result of having done something that displeased their deity.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, is actually a collection of diseases and conditions, not one particular affliction.