The correct answer is cause of misery.
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The correct answer is (A) Cause of misery; reason for distress, harm, woe, or ruin; that which spoils or ruins. Misery, worry or anxiety. Also, someone who is a source of constant irritation.
Bane comes from Old English bana, Old High German bano.
Examples of use:
- Alcohol was the bane of her existence.
- Gambling has become the bane of countless lives in our city.