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vengeance

venge·ance

vengeance

 
 
pronunciation:
ven jns
phrases:
with a vengeance
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: injury or damage done to a person in return for injury or damage inflicted by him or her; retribution; revenge.
He threatened vengeance on the men who shot his father.
synonyms:
reprisal, retaliation, revenge
similar words:
nemesis, retribution, tit for tat, wrath
definition 2: the desire or motive for such retribution or revenge.
synonyms:
revenge, vindictiveness
similar words:
malevolence, malice, spite
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phrase: with a vengeance