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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.
Translations of “vendetta”
in Spanish vendetta, enemistad mortal…
in French vendetta…
in German die Blutrache…
in Chinese (Traditional) 世仇, 族間血仇, 宿怨…
in Russian вендетта, месть…
in Turkish kan davası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世仇, 族间血仇, 宿怨…
in Polish wendeta…
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