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retribution

ret·ri·bu·tion

retribution

 
pronunciation:
re trih byu shn
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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
Word Parts
The word retribution contains the following part:
trib Latin root that means grant; allot