The noun destruction means to ruin or demolish something. It can be a car, a person’s career, a house etc. Destruction is used to indicate some mishap that has occurred on a large scale. The verb for destruction is destroy which is the act of destruction. The word comes from its Latin roots de- and struere (build), which means the opposite of building something i.e. eradicating or destroying. Examples:
The noun distraction means to direct one’s attention to something else. The verb is ‘to distract’. The origin of distract comes from Latin word dis and trahere meaning to draw or drag. Some synonyms of distract are divert, disturb, side-track or deflect.
· Never distract yourself from your goals.
· Kids are easily distracted by any noise.
Any distraction from your studies right now will destroy your career.