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::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
::: litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
::: veracity - truthfulness; adherence to the truth
::: clavicle - collarbone
::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
::: bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
::: preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
::: elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house