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    Difference among the words-2

    Annihilated
    Exterminated
    Vanquished
    Vanished
    Doomed
    Destroyed

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    Re: Difference among the words-2

    NOT A TEACHER

    What is the context? These words are used differently. For example, in a sentence like

    Public support for the Prime Minister has now vanished.

    "vanished" cannot be replaced by "exterminated".

    Look up these verbs to see how they are used:

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/annihilate
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/exterminate
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/vanquish
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/vanish
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/exterminate
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/doom_1
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/destroy
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    Re: Difference among the words-2

    It's actually the context itself that I have been seeking.

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    Re: Difference among the words-2

    Quote Originally Posted by discipulus View Post
    It's actually the context itself that I have been seeking.
    Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

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    Re: Difference among the words-2

    How does doomed fit in that list as it refers to before the event?

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