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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
approbation - approval
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
boorish - rude; insensitive
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
potent - powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
culprit - one guilty of a crime