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An example use of scourge in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… is it is a scourge it is a scourge is …”
Scourges are instruments used to inflict punishment or torture.
the word scourge occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.