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demolition

A destruction and removal of some or all of an existing structure. The process of demolishing something is usually shortened to the verb demo,as in,“We're going to demo that space next week to prepare it for the next tenant.”A demolition usually requires a permit from the same local government agency that issues construction permits.

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Malwal was out driving his truck to Rumbek when the 'demolitionists' arrived at his home back in Juba and left his child, wife, and mother all fending under a tree.
No mean feat, that, these days where in the wake of Denis Donoghue's Grim Reader and French demolitionists obfuscatory cant is running rampant.