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retribution

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the act or an instance of responding to an injury with an injury
  • the neighborhood is being torn apart by an endless cycle of gang violence and retribution

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“Retribution.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retribution. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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