The Greek word analisko

Found just three times in the New Testament (Lk. 9:54; Gal. 5:15; 2 Thess. 2:8), the Greek verb “analikso” meant “destroy” or “consume.”

James and John once wanted fire to come from heaven and “consume” (destroy) some Samaritans (Lk. 9:54).  Christians who attack one another can “consume” each other (Gal. 5:4).  In 2 Thess. 2:8 the ASV renders this term “bring to naught.”