reprisal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reprisal
reprisal ~ appraisal ; If you Boss doesn't give you good appraisal (the yearly evaluation based on which salary is incremented) then you should retailiate by actually not performing/working !
His reprehensible deed deserved a reprisal.
re+PRICE+al where we assign some price to every object RETALIATE with its value.
you go ta shop..and u like an item..but it is expensive .so u ask the shp keeper to re price(prise) the item..this time he prices it even high..so u act violently towards him..bcoz he has done sth bad to u...
REPRISAL = REPRESS + ASSAIL.
re + uprise, fight back.
take a reprisal (revenge)to get apprisal
reprisal = rep + rise + al = repeated rising
reprisal = rep + rise + al = repeated rising or rise again after defeat
REPRISAL re + rise; repeatedly rise.
re+uprise:fight back again.