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 for vandal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vandal \Van"dal\, Vandalic \Van*dal"ic\, a.
     Of or pertaining to the Vandals; resembling the Vandals in
     barbarism and destructiveness.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vandal \Van"dal\, n. [L. Vandalus, Vandalius; of Teutonic
     origin, and probably originally signifying, a wanderer. Cf.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Anc. Hist.) One of a Teutonic race, formerly dwelling on
        the south shore of the Baltic, the most barbarous and
        fierce of the northern nations that plundered Rome in the
        5th century, notorious for destroying the monuments of art
        and literature.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Hence, one who willfully destroys or defaces any work of
        art or literature, or anything valluable.
        [1913 Webster]
              The Vandals of our isle,
              Sworn foes to sense and law.          --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster] Vandal

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
      2: a member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain
         and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "vandal":
     animal, annihilator, anthropophagite, arsonist, barbarian, beast,
     biblioclast, bomber, brute, burner, cannibal, demolisher,
     despoiler, destroyer, dynamitard, dynamiter, exterminator, hoodlum,
     hooligan, hun, hyena, iconoclast, idol breaker, idoloclast, looter,
     lout, man-eater, nihilist, pillager, plunderer, ravager, ruffian,
     ruiner, savage, shark, spoiler, spoliator, syndicalist, terrorist,
     tiger, wild man, wrecker

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