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retribution

ret·ri·bu·tion

retribution

 
 
pronunciation:
re trih byu shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: repayment for one's actions, esp. punishment for evil.
The public were demanding retribution for the crime, and therefore the suspect had to be heavily guarded.
synonyms:
deserts, requital, retaliation, revenge, vengeance
similar words:
nemesis
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