seize hold of
A reprisal is something violent or harmful that you do to punish someone for something bad or unpleasant that they did to you.
When you are apprised of something, you are given information about it.
A reprieve is a temporary relief from or cancellation of a punishment; it can also be a relief from something, such as pain or trouble of some kind.
be composed of
a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
an official’s not performing or wrong performance of their duty
a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
a person who is confined
repeat an earlier theme of a composition
cause to be surprised
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