Synonyms to try

acid test, assay, blank determination, brouillon, criterion, crucial test, crucible, determination, docimasy, essay, feeling out, first draft, kiteflying, ordeal, probation, proof, rough draft, rough sketch, sounding out, standard, test, test case, touchstone, trial, verification, afflict, abuse, affect, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, ail, anguish, annoy, befoul, bewitch, bite, blight, bother, break down, bring to tears, burden, burn, chafe, condemn, convulse, corrupt, crucify, crush, curse, cut, cut up, damage, debilitate, defile, deprave, derange, desolate, despoil, destroy, devitalize, disable, disadvantage, discomfort, disorder, disquiet, disserve, distress, disturb, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doom, draw tears, embitter, enervate, enfeeble, envenom, excruciate, fester, fret, gall, get into trouble, give pain, gnaw, grate, grieve, grind, gripe, harass, harm, harrow, harry, hex, hospitalize, hurt, impair, incapacitate, indispose, infect, inflame, inflict pain, injure, inundate, invalid, irk, irritate, jinx, kill by inches, lacerate, lay up, load with care, maltreat, martyr, martyrize, menace, m