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1‘the cartel's leader paid a bounty for each policeman killed’
reward, prize, award, recompense, remuneration, commission, consideration, premium, dividend, bonus, endowment, gratuity, tip, favour, donation, handout
purse, winnings, money
informal perk, sweetener
rare guerdon, meed, lagniappe
2‘What shall I render to the Lord for all his bounty to me?’
generosity, magnanimity, munificence, open-handedness, free-handedness, bountifulness, largesse, liberality, lavishness, indulgence
benevolence, beneficence, charity, charitableness, goodwill, big-heartedness, kindness, kindliness, compassion, care
blessings, favours, gifts
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