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reprisal
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
a retaliatory action — typically against an individual or group

(A retaliatory action is one taken to harm someone who previously harmed you.)
  • In February, the U.S. Air Force conducted Operation Flaming Dart—a "tactical air reprisal."
    p. 468.2

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