baffle, balk, bankruptcy, blast, block, bouleversement, brave, break up, breakage, breakdown, bugger, challenge, checkmate, circumvent, collapse, confound, confront, contravene, convulsion, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, crack-up, cripple, crippling, cross, damage, dash, de-energize, debilitate, defeat, defy, destroy, destruction, detriment, dilapidation, disable, disablement, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, disenable, dish, disrepair, disrupt, downfall, drain, elude, encroachment, enfeeble, fall, flummox, foil, frustrate, hamper, hamstring, harm, hinder, hobbling, honeycomb, hors de combat, hurt, hurting, impairment, inactivate, incapacitate, incapacitation, infringement, injury, inroad, kibosh, knock the chocks, lame, loss, maim, maiming, mayhem, mine, mischief, mutilation, nonplus, obstruct, overthrow, overturn, perplex, prostration, put, queer, queer the works, ruin, ruination, ruinousness, sap, scathe, scotch, sickening, spike, spoil, spoiling, stonewall, stump, subversion, subversiveness, subvert, thwart, treachery, treason, undermine, undermining, unfit, upheaval, upset, weaken, weakening, wing, wreck, wreckage, wrecking
unskillfulness, want of skill, incompetence, incompentency, inability, infelicity, indexterity, inexperience, disqualification, unproficiency, quackery, folly, stupidity indiscretion, thoughtlessness, sabotage
, mismanagement, misconduct, impolicy, maladministration, misrule, misgovernment, misapplication, misdirection, misfeasance, petticoat government, absence of rule, rule of thumb, bungling, failure, screw loose: too many cooks, blunder, etourderie gaucherie, act of folly, balourdise, botch, botchery, bad job, sad work, sprat sent out to catch a whale, much ado about nothing, wild- goose chase, bungler, fool, unskillful, inexpert, bungling, awkward, clumsy, unhandy, lubberly, gauche, maladroit, left-handed, heavy-handed, slovenly, slatternly, gawky, adrift, at fault, inapt, unapt, inhabile, untractable, unteachable, giddy, inconsiderate, stupid inactive, incompetent, unqualified, disqualified, ill-qualified, unfit, quackish, raw, green, inexperienced, rusty, out of practice, unaccustomed, unused, untrained &c, uninitiated, unconversant, shiftless, unstatesmanlike, unadvised, ill-advised, misadvised, ill-devised, ill-imagined, ill-judged, ill-contrived, ill-conducted, unguided, misguided, misconducted, foolish, wild, infelicitous, penny wise and pound foolish, one's fingers being all thumbs, the right hand forgets its cunning, il se noyerait dans une goutte d'eau, incidit in Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdim, out of the frying pan into the fire, non omnia possumus omnes.
destruction, waste, dissolution, breaking up, diruption, disruption, consumption, disorganization, fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash, eboulement, smash, havoc, delabrement, debacle, break down, break up, fall apart, prostration, desolation, bouleversement, wreck, wrack, shipwreck, cataclysm, washout, extinction, annihilation, destruction of life, knock-down blow, doom, crack of doom, destroying, demolition, demolishment, overthrow, subversion, suppression, abolition, biblioclasm, sacrifice, ravage, razzia, inactivation, incendiarism, revolution, extirpation, beginning of the end, commencement de la fin, road to ruin, dilapidation, sabotage
, destroyed, perishing, trembling to its fall, nodding to its fall, tottering to its fall, in course of destruction, extinct, all-destroying, all-devouring, all-engulfing, destructive, subversive, ruinous, devastating, incendiary, deletory, destroying, suicidal, deadly, with crushing effect, with a sledge hammer, delenda est Carthago, dum Roma deliberat Saguntum perit, ecrasez l'infame.