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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
unequivocal - plain; clear; obvious
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of