Synonyms for kill and murder

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    The fire spread all over the antique bookshop and ..... all the valuable books and manuscripts in it.

  • 2

    The plague in the nineteenth century was a terrible disease that ..... millions of people.

  • 3

    Since Alice retired, she has been deprived of some favorite diversions - business meetings, business trips and cocktail parties. The humdrum routine of her present life is literally ..... her.

  • 4

    In the Middle Ages, bandits and criminals were publicly ..... by hanging.

  • 5

    The Mafia often kidnaps children of the rich, demands money for their safe return, and then ..... them anyway.

  • 6

    The president of the country was ..... because nobody liked his hostile politics.

  • 7

    Because of a lack of evidence, the judge dismissed the case against the man accused of ..... the senator.

  • 8

    Thousands of cows and other cattle were ..... because of the anthrax epidemic a few years ago.

  • 9

    A lot of American Indians were ..... after white men settled in the New World.

  • 10

    Angela has been a Mafia informant for many years now. Knowing that the Mafia is fond of ..... its enemies, she demands and is paid exorbitant amounts of money to do this dirty job.

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