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Word: vendetta

Definition: blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams


Sentences Containing 'vendetta'

"Gustavo III" becomes "Una vendetta in dominĂ²".
"Gustavo III" disappeared for close to one hundred and fifty years, but it again made an appearance with the publication of the critical edition of "Un ballo in maschera" and the subsequent "hypothetical reconstruction", based on the unorchestrated original and much of "Una vendetta" "grafted" onto "Un ballo"'s score.
As an expert witness, Fischel has testified on behalf of Charles Keating,Ken Lay, and Jeffrey Skilling.[http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/11/news/companies/enron_fortune/index.htm His work so upset plaintiffs' law firm Milberg Weiss that they engaged in a vendetta against Fischel and Lexecon, leading to a defamation suit by Fischel and Lexecon that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision about multi-district litigation ("Lexecon Inc.
Basing it as he did on the skeleton score of "Una vendetta", Verdi transformed the setting and characters' names to fit the requirements.
But did he know what was meant by the terrible word`vendetta'?''
Discussions with the censors eventually resulted in the location being changed to Stettin in Pomerania in Northern Germany, the main character becoming a Duke, and the title becoming "Una vendetta in dominĂ²".
During the "Blood Thunder" series it is shown the origin of Sonya's vendetta against him, when he kills Sonya's partner (called Lance/Sparky in the comics) during a tournament battle by means of a heart rip.
Even worse, he noted that of "Una Vendetta"'s 884 lines, 297 had been changed in "Adelia".
From this moment I declare the vendetta against you, so protect yourself as well as you can, for the next time we meet your last hour has come.'
He suspects that The Wrath, who he thought was dead, has returned after five years, and that he continues his vendetta against law enforcement and Commissioner Gordon.
He was foiled by Spider-Man. Jigsaw has resumed his vendetta against the Punisher, in the pages of "Punisher: War Journal".
However, as has been noted, "Verdi did not begin preparing the skeleton score for "Una vendetta" before composer and versifier decided on the Pomeranian setting" After an arduous journey, Verdi arrived in Naples in January 1858.
I had some talk with him about the war times; but presently the discourse fell upon`feuds,'for in no part of the South has the vendetta flourished more briskly, or held out longer between warring families, than in this particular region.
I knew you were gloomy, and always brooding over some old history of the vendetta; and I overlooked that in Italy, because in Italy those things are thought nothing of.
In season three, Dennis returns (with a personal vendetta against Harvey) after being appointed as the special prosecutor in the US Attorney's case against Dr. Ava Hessington and her oil company, and he later brings murder charges against her when six dissidents are killed by the foreign colonel she bribed.
In the Series 6 episode "From Fulham with Love", Norton appears for less than a minute, but spends that entire appearance denouncing Chisholm for his "personal vendetta against Arthur Daley".
It was announced in September 2013, that Queen had changed management and returned with Jorge "Goguito" Guadalupe, president and co-founder of Filtro Musik, to release her ninth studio album, entitled "Vendetta" in February 2014.
Justice Kailash Ghambhir of the Delhi High Court stated that penal provisions for rape are often being misused by women as a "weapon for vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them get married.
Never performed as written, the libretto was later revised (or proposed to be revised) several times under two additional names - "Una vendetta in dominĂ²" and "Adelia degli Adimari" - during which the setting was changed to vastly different locations.
Omar had a vendetta against the Barksdale organization and gave them all of his lethal attention.
On May 21, 2013, Zurab Tchiaberashvili and Ivane Merabishvili, Georgia's former Prime Minister and the Secretary General of the United National Movement party, were arrested in connection to investigation into alleged misspending of GEL 5.2 million public funds on their party activists during the 2012 election campaign, leading to accusations of political vendetta leveled by the United National Movement against the Ivanishvili government.
Rob begins a vendetta against the Bensons.
The deranged gangster's vendetta once took a bizarre turn when the Punisher faked his death by appearing to be executed in prison.
The first season's storylines include the construction of an oil pipeline, Zach Powers' vendetta against the Colbys, the romance between Jason and his sister-in-law Francesca, the subsequent collapse of Jason's marriage to Sable, and eventually the revelation that Jason, not his brother Philip, is in fact Jeff's father.
The score's text required modification to agree with "Ballo" and not "Una vendetta", orchestration was completed, and musical changes and adjustments were made.
This track was very successfully remixed by Silicone Soul and released as a 12-inch vinyl LP in UK on Skyline Records, Milk and Sugar in Germany and Vendetta in Spain.
Verdi sent the libretto of the opera under the name of "Gustavo III", which at that point was identical to "Una vendetta" but with the original setting and names restored.
When the manuscript of "Una Vendetta" was returned to him, Verdi found that it been renamed "Adelia degli Adimari" and now set in 14th Century Florence.
William Randolph Hearst's longstanding vendetta with Bell had started when Bell refused to sell a homesite to Hearst for a home to house his silent-film-star mistress, Marion Davies in the Bell's Bel-Air Estates development.
With the major issues seeming to have been resolved and rehearsals of "Un vendetta" about to begin, an attempt to assassinate Emperor Napoleon III in Paris by three Italians led by Felice Orsini occurred on 14 January 1858.
``No, your excellency,''returned Bertuccio;``it was a vendetta followed by restitution.''

More Vocab Words

::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: guileless - without deceit
::: elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
::: skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
::: morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
::: veer - change in direction; swerve
::: supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
::: auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
::: bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
::: malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence