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

  Baneful \Bane"ful\, a.
     Having poisonous qualities; deadly; destructive; injurious;
     noxious; pernicious. "Baneful hemlock." --Garth. "Baneful
     wrath." --Chapman.
     Bane"ful*ly,+adv.+--{Bane"ful*ness">[1913 Webster] -- Bane"ful*ly, adv. --{Bane"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: exceedingly harmful [syn: baneful, deadly,
             pernicious, pestilent]
      2: deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful
         look" [syn: baleful, baneful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "baneful":
     apocalyptic, appalling, atrocious, awful, bad, baleful, beastly,
     black, bodeful, boding, brutal, calamitous, cataclysmal,
     cataclysmic, catastrophic, consuming, consumptive, corroding,
     corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging,
     dark, deadly, death-bringing, deathful, deathly, deleterious,
     demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory, desolating, destroying,
     destructive, detrimental, devastating, dire, direful,
     disadvantageous, disastrous, disserviceable, distressing, doomful,
     dreadful, dreary, evil, evil-starred, fatal, fateful, feral,
     foreboding, fratricidal, gloomy, grim, harmful, hideous,
     horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, hurtful, ill,
     ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious,
     injurious, insalubrious, internecine, killing, lethal, lowering,
     malefic, malevolent, malign, malignant, menacing, mischievous,
     mortal, nihilist, nihilistic, noisome, noxious, of evil portent,
     ominous, pernicious, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential,
     poisonous, portending, portentous, prejudicial, ravaging, rotten,
     ruining, ruinous, savage, scatheful, self-destructive, shocking,
     sinister, somber, subversionary, subversive, suicidal, terrible,
     threatening, toxic, tragic, unfavorable, unfortunate, unhealthy,
     unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, unspeakable, untoward,
     unwholesome, vandalic, vandalish, vandalistic, venenate,
     veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, wasteful,
     wasting, withering

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