vengeance | vengeful

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GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

punishment inflicted in retaliation for something done to you

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vengeance - revenge

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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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Synonyms retaliate
Antonyms absolution

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  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.

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