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vendetta

noun [C] uk   /venˈdet.ə/ us    /-ˈdet̬-/
a long and violent argument between people or families, in which one group tries to harm the other in order to punish them for things that happened in the past: He saw himself as the victim of a personal vendetta being waged by his political enemies.
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