afflicter


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af·flict

 (ə-flĭkt′)
tr.v. af·flict·ed, af·flict·ing, af·flicts
To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.

[Middle English afflighten, from afflight, disturbed, frightened, from Latin afflīctum, past participle of afflīgere, to cast down : ad-, ad- + flīgere, to strike.]

af·flict′er n.
af·flic′tive adj.
af·flic′tive·ly adv.
Synonyms: afflict, agonize, rack1, torment, torture
These verbs mean to bring great harm or suffering to someone: afflicted with severe arthritis; agonized to see her suffering; racked with guilt; tormented by migraine headaches; tortured by painful memories.

afflicter

(əˈflɪktə)
n
a person who causes distress, torment, or affliction
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Even Daily Trust that plays the role of Buhari's comforter and afflicter of critics of his ineptitude is allowing critical articles to be published about Buhari on its pages.
The cast includes Jabbar, a Saudi Arabian Hulk-type figure with an improbable physique, and Darr the Afflicter, a paraplegic American who can manipulate nerve endings with his mind to trigger pain.
These psalms provide a bounty of language by which suffering people might give voice to their experience, even when it includes an accusation of God as afflicter. Those who engage in the church's ministry of pastoral care know that sometimes precisely this accusation lodges in the heart and mind of suffering people.