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

  Molest \Mo*lest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Molested; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Molesting.] [F. molester, L. molestare, fr. molestus
     troublesome, fr. moles a heavy mass, load, burden. See 3d
     To trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with;
     to vex.
     [1913 Webster]
           They have molested the church with needless opposition.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To trouble; disturb; incommode; inconvenience; annoy;
          vex; tease.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Molest \Mo*lest"\, n.
     Molestation. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
      2: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his
         staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female
         co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivy,
         chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "molest":
     abuse, accost, afflict, aggravate, aggrieve, annoy, attack, badger,
     bait, batter, be at, bedevil, befoul, beleaguer, beset, bewitch,
     blight, bother, bristle, brown off, bruise, buffet, bug, bullyrag,
     burn up, chafe, chivy, condemn, corrupt, crucify, curse, damage,
     defile, deprave, despoil, destroy, devil, disadvantage, discompose,
     disserve, distemper, distress, disturb, do a mischief, do evil,
     do ill, do violence to, do wrong, do wrong by, do wrong to, dog,
     doom, envenom, exasperate, exercise, fash, gall, get,
     get into trouble, gripe, harass, harm, harry, heckle, hector, hex,
     hound, hunt, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, infect, injure,
     interfere with, irk, irritate, jinx, knock about, maltreat,
     manhandle, maul, meddle with, menace, miff, mishandle, mistreat,
     nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, oppress, outrage, paw, peeve,
     persecute, pester, pick on, pique, plague, play havoc with,
     play hob with, pluck the beard, poison, pollute, pother, prejudice,
     provoke, pursue, ride, rile, roil, rough, rough up, ruffle, savage,
     scathe, taint, tease, threaten, torment, torture, trouble,
     try the patience, tweak the nose, vex, victimize, violate, worry,
     wound, wreak havoc on, wrong

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