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{adj: avenged} for which vengeance has been taken
"an avenged injury"
<-> unavenged

{adj: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible} causing fear or dread or terror
"the awful war"
"an awful risk"
"dire news"
"a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"
"the dread presence of the headmaster"
"polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"
"a dreadful storm"
"a fearful howling"
"horrendous explosions shook the city"
"a terrible curse"

{adj: unavenged} for which vengeance has not been taken
"an unavenged murder"
<-> avenged

{adv: potently, powerfully} in a manner having a powerful influence
"Clytemnestra's ghost crying in the night for vengeance remained most potently in the audience's mind"

{n: Nemesis} (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance

{n: avenger, retaliator} someone who takes vengeance

{n: commination} a threat of divine punishment or vengeance

{n: vengeance, retribution, payback} the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
"Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19
"For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield
"he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"
"the swiftness of divine retribution"

{v: pay back, pay off, get, fix} take vengeance on or get even
"We'll get them!"
"That'll fix him good!"
"This time I got him"

{v: take} carry out
"take action"
"take steps"
"take vengeance"


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