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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying