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vengeance

noun [U] uk   /ˈven.dʒəns/ us  
the punishing of someone for harming you or your friends or family, or the wish for such punishment to happen: On the day after the terrorist attack, the overall mood in the town was one of vengeance. As he cradled his daughter's lifeless body in his arms, he swore (to take) vengeance on her killers.Revenge and vengefulness
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