One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he demanded vengeance for the murder of his father’
revenge, avengement, retribution, retributive justice, retaliation, requital, reprisal
counterstroke, comeback, nemesis, satisfaction, an eye for an eye, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, tit for tat, measure for measure, blow for blow
quid pro quo, lex talionis
informal comeuppance, a taste of one's own medicine
rare ultion, a Roland for an Oliver
‘she set to work with a vengeance’
vigorously, strenuously, energetically, with a will, with might and main, with all the stops out, for all one is worth, to the utmost, to the greatest extreme, to the full, to the limit, all out, flat out, at full tilt
powerfully, strongly, forcefully, violently, vehemently, furiously, wildly, madly
hammer and tongs, like crazy, like mad
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