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Pronunciation: (ven'juns), [key]
n.
1. infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge: But have you the right to vengeance?
2. an act or opportunity of inflicting such trouble: to take one's vengeance.
3. the desire for revenge: a man full of vengeance.
4. Obs.hurt; injury.
5. Obs.curse; imprecation.
6. with a vengeance,
a. with force or violence.
b. greatly; extremely.
c. to an unreasonable, excessive, or surprising degree: He attacked the job with a vengeance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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