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vindictive
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic.

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  • punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature
  • more vindictive than jealous love

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