One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘truancy rates would decline if tougher punitive measures against parents were taken’
penal, disciplinary, corrective, correctional, retributive
in retaliation, in reprisal
rare penitentiary, punitory, castigatory
2‘the government plans to announce punitive taxes on imports’
harsh, severe, stiff, austere, cruel, savage, stringent, burdensome, demanding, draconian, drastic, swingeing, crushing, crippling
high, sky-high, inflated, exorbitant, extortionate, excessive, outrageous, inordinate, iniquitous, immoderate, unreasonable
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