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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ven·geance /ˈvɛnʤən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Venge·ance n.
 1. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
    To me belongeth vengeance and recompense.   --Deut. xxxii. 35.
    To execute fierce vengeance on his foes.   --Milton.
 2. Harm; mischief.  [Obs.]
 What a vengeance, or What the vengeance, what! -- emphatically. [Obs.] “But what a vengeance makes thee fly!” --Hudibras. What the vengeance! Could he not speak 'em fair?” --Shak.
 With a vengeance, (a) with great violence; as, to strike with a vengeance. [Colloq.] (b) with even greater intensity; as, to return one's insult with a vengeance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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"
          [syn: retribution, payback]