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retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
linguistic - pertaining to language
filch - steal (things of small value)
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera