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vengeance | vengeful

vengeance vengeful
punishment inflicted in retaliation for something done to you
  • How to Memorize
    • vengeance - revenge
  • Analysis

    If something harmful is done to you, you may be inspired to seek ‘vengeance’. It is usually an action inspired by extreme emotion rather than logical thinking, and tends to lead to poor decision making and an escalation of conflict or problems.

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  • Example(s)
    1. Brian swore vengeance on the person who informed the police about his illegal activities.

    2. I decided to let what Claire did to me go and simply move on with my life. I’m not a vengeful person.

    3. After the terror attack, the prevailing mood in the city was one of vengeance.