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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
outlook - point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot