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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
bliss - complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew