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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism