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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: venger 'to avenge', from Latin vindicare; VINDICATE

vengeance

noun
     
ven‧geance
1 [uncountable] a violent or harmful action that someone does to punish someone for harming them or their family [= revenge]:
a desire for vengeance
a vow of vengeance
an act of vengeance
2

with a vengeance

with great force or more effort than before:
The music started up again with a vengeance.

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