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afflict
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
  • "Jem's got the look-arounds," an affliction Calpurnia said all boys caught at his age.
    p. 199.9
affliction = something that causes ongoing suffering

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I went so far as to pay a nickel for the privilege of rubbing my head against the head of Miss Rachel's cook's son, who was afflicted with a tremendous ringworm.
    p. 100.2
afflicted = sick (caused to suffer)
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