Harm and danger

bane
(n)
bain
Meaning

cause of ruin or destruction

1st Sample Sentence

Debt is the bane of the poor farmer's life.

Mnemonics

Modern technology is BOON OR BANE. Boon is useful and BANE is Something causing misery or death ban+e -- Things which are harmful or poisonous (can make your life misery) are always banned by government.

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