V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

IV. ANTAGONISM

1. Conditional antagonism

Retaliation.

[Nouns] retaliation, reprisal, retort; counterstroke, counterblast, counterplot, counterproject; retribution, lex talionis; reciprocation (reciprocity) [more].

tit for tat, give and take, blow for blow, quid pro quo, a Roland for an Oliver, measure for measure, diamond cut diamond, the biter bit, a game at which two can play; reproof valiant, retort courteous.

recrimination (accusation) [more]; revenge [more]; compensation [more]; reaction (recoil) [more].

[Verbs] retaliate, retort, turn upon; pay, pay off, pay back; pay in one's own coin, pay in the same coin; cap; reciprocate [more]; turn the tables upon, return the compliment; give a quid pro quo, give as much as one takes, give as good as one gets; give and take, exchange fisticuffs; be quits, be even with; pay off old scores.

serve one right, be hoist on one's own petard, throw a stone in one's own garden, catch a Tartar.

[Adjectives] retaliating; retaliatory, retaliative; talionic.

[Adverbs] in retaliation; en revanche.

[Phrases] mutato nomine de te fabula narratur [Horace]; par pari refero [Terence]; tu quoque; you're another; suo sibi gladio hunc jugulo; a beau jeu beau retour; litem . . . lite resolvit [Horace].

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