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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
crave - desire; want intensely
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion