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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
beseech - beg; plead with
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful